Telstra’s second “Signature” smartphone is a dual screen LG
Telstra has added a second handset to its "Signature" range of smartphones, this time in partnership with LG. Dubbed the Telstra Signature Enhanced, the new device is a rebranded version of the LG X Screen. The Signature Enhanced's standout feature is a second always-on display that sits above the phone's main screen. This is used to display notifications, and can also control certain apps (such as the flashlight, for example).
Key specifications include a 4.93-inch 720p display, 1.2GHz quad-core Snapdragon 410 processor, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of expandable storage, Android Marshmallow, a 2,300mAh battery, and a 13MP rear-facing camera.
The Signature Enhanced is available from today on any Telstra 24 month contract with no additional handset repayment fees. At AUD$55 per month, the plan includes 1GB of data, AUD$550 of talk, and unlimited text. At AUD$70, 2.5GB of data, AUD$1,000 of talk, and unlimited text. At AUD$95, 10GB of data, and unlimited talk and text. And at AUD$135, 15GB, and unlimited talk and text.
In this writer's opinion, the Signature Enhanced isn't normally the type of smartphone you'd chain yourself to a two-year contract fees, but the lack of repayment fees on the AUD$55 per month plan make it worthwhile for those looking at devices on Telstra's network. At AUD$70 per month, the Signature Premium is a much better buy, and also attracts no payment fees either. At AUD$95 per month, you're able to get Samsung's Galaxy S7 with no repayment fees.
Telstra kicked off the Signature program earlier this year with the Telstra Signature Premium, a rebranded HTC One A9.