You’ll often find some interesting things when searching the network “Coming Soon” pages. This time it is Vodafone who have something.
The company have two new branded smartphones showing as coming soon…
The Vodafone N9 would appear to be mid-range device featuring a 5.5 inch HD+ quality screen and a fingerprint sensor. Meanwhile the N9 Lite version looks to be a cut-down model.
On digging around Google we have found the full list of specs to go with it.
The Vodafone N9 comes with a 13 megapixel main camera and a 8 megapixel selfie shooter.
It also features 2GB of RAM with 16GB storage, a Mediatek Quad Core processor, 2900mAh battery and it runs Android 8.1 Oreo out of the box.
The Lite version features a 5.34 inch display, 8 megapixel rear and 5 megapixel selfie cameras. There’s 1GB RAM with 16GB storage and a 2460mAh battery, it also runs Android 8.1 Oreo.
This does look an interesting smartphone, and Vodafone have always done a great job when it comes to their own branded phones.
We have reached out to Vodafone to see if there is any more information available.
UPDATE: Vodafone have today officially announced both models and sent a press release found below
TWICE AS SMART
· The NEW Vodafone Smart N9 and Vodafone Smart N9 lite are now available at Vodafone UK
· Both smartphones offer a ‘more screen, less bezel’ design for optimum viewing and come complete with a range of customised safety solutions
· The Vodafone Smart N9 lite is a slim, 4G smartphone for families and tweenies that won’t break the bank
· Customers who pick up either device on a Red Entertainment plan will also receive a choice of Sky Sports Mobile TV, Spotify Premium or a NOW TV Entertainment Pass
Customers can pick up the Vodafone Smart N9 (www.vodafone.co.uk) for £109 Pay as you go, or from £15 per month (£19 upfront cost) and the Vodafone Smart N9 lite (www.vodafone.co.uk) for £85 Pay as you go.
Vodafone Smart N9
£109 Pay as you go
Vodafone Smart N9 lite
£85 Pay as you go
The Vodafone Smart N9 is slim, stylish and features a set of customised safety solutions. Solutions include the ability to share real time locations with family and friends using ‘Share My Journey’, quick SOS messages to emergency contacts and an alarm to call the emergency services.
Easily unlocked with a fast and secure fingerprint sensor, the Vodafone Smart N9 offers a ‘more screen, less bezel’ design which fits perfectly in the hand so users can enjoy an optimum viewing experience on the generous 5.5” HD+ display, without the need for a larger handset.
Furthermore, the advanced 13MP autofocus camera and 8MP wide-angle front-facing selfie camera with flash, let users capture precious moments – and with 16GB of internal memory (with an additional SD card slot), there’s plenty of room for photos and videos. The 2900 mAh battery also ensures users stay connected for longer.
Launching alongside the Vodafone Smart N9 is the Vodafone Smart N9 lite – a slim, 4G smartphone (with an anti-slip suede finish) for families and tweenies that won’t break the bank. Like the Vodafone Smart N9, it boasts a ‘more screen, less bezel’ design for optimum viewing on its 5.3” display and a suite of customised safety features – so younger users can stay in touch easily ad safely.
Complete with an 8MP rear-facing camera with flash (and a front-facing 5MP camera) for photos and videos, the Vodafone Smart N9 lite also has a range of parental restrictions for total peace of mind – this includes the ability to disable or restrict internet access and the new Force Ring feature, which gives parents the ability to call their children at full ring volume even if the phone is on silent.
Both smartphones run on the latest Android™ Oreo™ 8.1 operating system – giving users an intuitive and accessible Android™ experience with interactive tutorials and tips – and are powered by a Quad-core MediaTek processor.
The Vodafone Smart N9 is available in Silver Aluminium and Black Titanium and the Vodafone Smart N9 lite is available in Black Ice.