Boost Mobile launches the first $99 smartphone with a 5-inch screen

Boost Mobile today announced the View 5.0 by Alcatel OneTouch, the first AUD$99 smartphone to feature a 5-inch screen.

"Consumers are fed up of being charged significantly more to purchase [smartphones] than in other countries," said Ian Blackhall, Boost's Chief Market Officer,  "we want to offer people a top spec phone, perfect for social media sharing, at an affordable price."

On top of the 5-inch, 854×480 pixel display, the View 5.0 features an unspecificed1.3GHz quad-core processor, a 5MP camera, 4GB of expandable memory and runs Android Jelly Bean. Jelly Bean was released two years ago, and since succeeded by Kit Kat and Lollipop. Boost's budget handset is not compatible with 4G networks.

The View 5.0 is excusive to Boost and will be available as of today.

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