Tele2 Russia has announced the first ever smartphone under the Russian Telco provider’s own brand – Tele2 Mini. The entry-level device is on sale in Tele2 Stores in 31 regions including Moscow and St. Petersburg for a price tag of RUB 1890 (~ USD 25). Other regions will get the device at a later date.
Running Android 5.1 Lollipop OS, the Tele2 Mini sports a 4-inch (800 x 480 pixels) WVGA LCD display, powered by a quad-core Mediatek processor clocked at 1.3GHz with 512MB of RAM, 4GB internal storage space and a microSD card slot for storage expansion (up to 32GB).
In charge of photography are a front facing 0.3megapixels camera for selfies and video chats; and a rear facing 2-megapixel camera. The device has Dual SIM slots, supports both 2G and 3G networks only as well as Bluetooth and Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n options and is backed by a 1500mAh battery.
The Tele2 Mini weighs 111 grams, measures 125.4 х 64.5 х 10.9 mm in dimensions and also comes pre-loaded with Tele2 TV and My Tele apps.
At the launch, Deputy CEO at Tele2, Jere Calmes said; “
Value for money always remains one of the key principles. This offer, the first in the Tele2 history, entirely fits into this concept. The number of 3G-supported smartphones is rapidly growing on a rapid development of high-speed mobile Internet. That is why we have manufactured a simple, inexpensive and stylish smartphone that is affordable to anyone. We will stick to our low-cost strategy and continue offering our subscribers simple and honest solutions at best price.”