ZTE launches 3 very affordable Android smartphones in Singapore. They are Blade VEC 4G, Blade L2 and KIS 3. The 3 phones will be available nationwide and specific models such as the Blade VEC 4G and KIS 3 will be available at all SingTel outlets. The prices are: ZTE Blade VEC 4G – S$299 (without contract), ZTE Blade L2 – S$169 (without contract), ZTE KIS 3 – S$99 (without contract). More information in the Press Release.
Seems like there is one more contender in the market for affordable entry level phones. I think consumers in Singapore will be spoiled for choices. Not sure about the performance of these phones though.
ZTE sets foot in Singapore with launch of three new Android KitKat smartphones
– Polaris Ltd appointed as exclusive distributor for Singapore –
Singapore, August 13, 2014 – ZTE, one of the top global handset manufacturers today announced the launch of three new Android smartphones running – Blade VEC 4G, Blade L2 and KIS 3, which will be available in Singapore for the first time from August 23. The mobile handsets will be distributed exclusively via leading mobile solutions provider, Polaris Ltd.
Mr Zhang Lei, Vice-President of ZTE Mobile Devices for Asia Pacific and Commonwealth Independent States (CIS) added on, “Making the latest mobile technology accessible to all is a top priority for ZTE, and we are doing this with the three exclusive launches in Singapore. The phones run on the latest KitKat 4.4, and are the first China-manufactured smartphones to use the newest Android operating software in Singapore.”
He adds on, “The exclusive partnership with Polaris will allow us to tap on the company’s strong network in the region, to distribute affordable smartphones in Singapore and other countries such as Myanmar, Philippines and Vietnam.”
CEO of Polaris Ltd, Mr Peter Ang, agreed, “Having the ZTE brand on board further attests to our commitment at Polaris to bring in the widest range of innovative telecommunication products to our customers. ZTE Corporation is China’s largest listed telecoms equipment company and currently owns 13% of global essential patents on 4G LTE. I’m sure the launch of the three new smartphones will be the start of more exciting new projects around the region.
Blade VEC 4G: Sleek and Stylish for the Sophisticated Executives
The flagship, ZTE Blade VEC 4G comes in a polished design with a glass fibre backing and black pinstripe design. With a 5-inch screen, full high-definition screen resolution, 8MP camera and preloaded with work-smart apps such as Evernote and Dropbox, the handset is a must-have for executives who work on-the-go. It is also the first non-Nexus device to be preloaded with Google Now Launcher (GNL) worldwide, and is also the first non-Nexus systemic terminal voice control device.
Blade L2: An In-Demand All-in-One Smartphone
The Blade L2 is another sharply designed all-rounder gadget that comes with a sleek white finishing. Less than 9mm thick, the spectacularly thin handset boasts a 5-inch screen, 5MP camera and dual-SIM functionality, and is preset with popular social media apps such as Instagram, Facebook and Twitter. A popular model, having sold more than 10 million units worldwide, the phone is geared towards social media-savvy youths who need to be connected
KIS 3: Simple-to-Use and Packed with Fuss-Free Features
The KIS 3, an entry-level smartphone, sports a clean design in cobalt blue. A compact mobile phone aimed at for the tech-savvy seniors, the gadget features a large 4-inch screen, 2MP camera and dual-SIM capabilities, and has an elderly-friendly mode that enlarges font and widget sizes to accommodate seniors’ vision.
Price & Availability
ZTE Blade VEC 4G – S$299 (without contract)
ZTE Blade L2 – S$169 (without contract)
ZTE KIS 3 – S$99 (without contract)
The three phones will be available nationwide and specific models such as the Blade VEC 4G and KIS 3 will be available at all SingTel outlets.
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About ZTE Mobile Devices
ZTE Mobile Devices is a division of ZTE Corporation, a global telecommunications equipment 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 and smartphone manufacturers in the world, offering 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 over 320 major carriers and distributors in over 160 countries and regions. It also has strategic partnerships with 47 of the world’s top
For more information, please visit: www.ztedevices.com
About Polaris Ltd
Polaris Ltd. Is a Singapore-based holding company with subsidiaries active in the distribution and retail of mobile phones, consumer electronics, and related services and accessories. These subsidiaries have extensive operations in Singapore, as well as business activities throughout the region in countries such as Myanmar. There are a total of 22 outlets in Singapore under SingTel, M1, Apple, Lenovo and Sony brands.
For more information, please visit: www.wearepolaris.com