Vodafone unveils 4G smartphone for just AUD$99

Vodafone today announced that it will be launching Australia's cheapest 4G smartphone this week: the AUD$99 Huawei Ascend Y550. The Ascend Y550 has a low-resolution 854×480 pixel 4.5-inch screen, 1.2GHz quad-core processor, 5-megapixel camera, 4GB of expandable storage and 1GB of RAM.  

“One of the biggest attractions of the Huawei Ascend Y550, aside from its price tag, is that it runs Android KitKat and supports up to LTE Cat 4 speeds. Most importantly, it has the same operating system and data capability found in smartphones two or three times the price”, said Ben McIntosh, Director of Sales at Vodafone.  “The Huawei Ascend Y550 is challenging the status quo, proving that you can buy an attractive 4G smartphone that offers a great performance at an affordable price.”

When purchased through Vodafone, the Ascend Y550 will include an AUD$40 Starter Pack including a pre-paid SIM, 2GB of data, $750 cap, unlimited text, and a complimentary three month subscription to Spotify premium.

The Ascend Y550 will be locked to Vodafone's network. Users can unlock it for AUD$75 using a web tool, or for AUD$25 after they've owned it for more than six months.

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