Fancy getting the ZTE Kis 3? It is £49.99 with Virgin Media and £59.99 when bought at Argos. For that you get a handset running Android 4.4 with a 4″ WVGA (480×800) screen and a 1.2 GHz Dual Core CPU. The device also has a 3 megapixel camera,1400 mAh battery and 512MB RAM with 4GB storage and a microSD for up to another 32GB. The usual helping of GPS, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n and Bluetooth 4.0 is there.
If you want a bit more juice for your money then, in either Virgin Media or Argos for £89.99 on Pay As You Go, the ZTE Blade L2 could be more your thing. It has a 1.3 GHz quad-core processor, 1GB RAM, 4GB ROM and is just 8.9mm thick. It has a 5 megapixel camera with flash which includes continuous shot, panorama and an “anti-flickering” mode It runs a slightly older version of Android than the Kis – 4.2 – and has a 5″ FWVGA (480×854) screen with a VGA camera up front for selfies. Other details include a 2000 mAh battery, GPS, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n and Bluetooth 4.0
If these details are correct below, Virgin are selling the dual SIM versions here, but we’re checking into this as the European / Virgin versions might be a bit different.
ZTE and Virgin Media launch the Blade L2 and Kis 3 in the UK
20 June 2014, Brentford, UK – ZTE and Virgin Media today announced the release of the stylish ZTE Blade L2 and ultra-affordable ZTE Kis 3 in the UK. The ZTE Blade L2 is now available to purchase in store and online from both Virgin Media and Argos for £89.99* PAYG, with the ZTE Kis 3 available for just £49.99* PAYG.
The ZTE Blade L2 is the latest smartphone to come from the popular Blade series, featuring an elegant design, 5’’ touch screen and slim 8.9mm white exterior frame. With a 1.3GHz quad-core processor and 5MP camera which includes multiple settings from continuous shot, panorama and anti-flickering to a multi-angle view that can easily be turned into 3D animation, the ZTE Blade L2 has plenty to offer in both style and performance at an affordable price point.
The ultra-affordable Kis 3, is designed to be the perfect entry-level smartphone. The ZTE Kis 3 features the latest Android 4.4 KitKat OS a powerful dual core 1.2GHz processor as well as 512MB RAM to provide smooth multi-tasking and app usage. The 10.7mm thin body and large bright 4” screen makes it easy and enjoyable to browse the latest news, watch videos and view photos.
Chris Edwards, Marketing and Business Development Director at ZTE said, “It is our mission to make smartphone technology accessible to everyone and the introduction of the Blade L2 and Kis 3 is no exception. The Blade & Kis series have been extremely popular with Virgin customers and it’s great that Virgin and Argos will be adding to its portfolio with two new ZTE smartphones.”
Jamie Heywood, director of mobile at Virgin Media added, “Both of these handsets pack a real punch for their price point. The Blade L2 offers elegance with a solid design while the Kis 3 will allow customers to get their hands on the latest Android handsets at a fraction of the price.”
The ZTE Blade L2 can be purchased in store and online from Virgin Media and Argos today for £89.99* PAYG including £10 top up. The ZTE Kis 3 can also be purchased from Virgin Media and Argos for just £49.99* PAYG, including £10 top up.
*includes a compulsory £10 top-up
ZTE Blade L2 specifications:
· Operating system: Android 4.2
· Size and weight: 142.5×72.2×8.95mm
· Display: 5.0”FWVGA (480x854Pixel)
· Camera: 5 megapixel camera with AF/ LED Flash, 0.3 megapixel front camera
· Network: GSM/UMTS
o GSM 900/1800/1900 MHz
o WCDMA 900/2100 MHz
· Battery: 2000 mAh
· Processor: 1.3 GHz Quad-Core processor
· Memory: 1GB RAM, 4GB ROM
· Other: GPS, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, Dual SIM
Please note that the ZTE Blade L2 specifications may differ outside of Europe.
ZTE Kis 3 specifications:
· Operating system: Android 4.4
· Size and weight: 126×64.7×10.7mm
· Display: 4.0”WVGA (480x800Pixel)
· Camera: 3 megapixel camera
· Network: GSM 900/1800/1900 MHz | WCDMA 900/2100 MHz
· Battery: 1400 mAh
· Processor: 1.2 GHz Dual Core
· Memory: 512MB LPDDR2/3 + 4GB eMMC | MicroSD (Up to 32GB)
Other: GPS with AGPS, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, Dual SIM
About Virgin Media
Virgin Media is the first provider of all four broadband, TV, mobile phone and home phone services in the UK.
The company delivers ultrafast broadband connections to over half of all UK homes, with speeds of up to 120Mb, and is expanding this cable network – the result of a multi-billion pound investment – to reach thousands more people across the country.
Virgin Media has developed the most advanced interactive television service, bringing together broadcast TV, thousands of hours of on demand programming and the best of the web in a single set-top box powered by TiVo. The company was the first to offer HD TV and 3D on demand to millions of UK households.
Virgin Media also operates the most popular virtual mobile network in the UK which, when launched, was the world’s first such mobile phone service. It is also one of the largest fixed-line home phone providers in the country.
Virgin Media Inc. is listed on the NASDAQ Stock Market and the London Stock Exchange (VMED).
For more information, go to www.virginmedia.com
About ZTE Mobile Devices
ZTE Mobile Devices is a division of ZTE Corporation, a global telecommunications equipment, networks and mobile devices company headquartered in Shenzhen, China. ZTE is a publicly traded company listed on the Hong Kong and Shenzhen stock exchanges.
ZTE is one of the Top 5 mobile handset manufacturers in the world, according to global industry analyst Gartner. The company produces a complete range of mobile devices, including mobile phones, tablets, mobile broadband modems and hotspots and family desktop integration terminals.
A global leader, ZTE has partnerships with more than 230 major carriers and distributors in over 160 countries and regions around the globe. It also has strategic partnerships with 47 of the world’s top 50 carriers. In 2012, ZTE applied for more international patents than any other company in the world.
For more information, please visit: www.ztedevices.com