Japanese mobile device maker FREETEL has just announced it will be selling two of its offerings in the U.S. market and these are some interesting looking devices. FREETEL will be offering a budget minded phone in the Priori3 and a mid-range offering with the Kiwami, though the company refers to it as a flagship. The Kiwami has a MSRP of $389, six-inch WQHD display (2K – 2560×1440, IPS, 16M colors), 21MP rear camera and 8MP front camera, fast charging technology, Corning® Gorilla® Glass, as well intuitive gesture technology, fingerprint authentication and 32GB internal memory with expansion. It operates on the 2, 4, 7 and 17 LTE/HSPA bands, enabling it to work with T-Mobile, AT&T, Cricket Wireless, Metro PCS, as well as other regional GSM carriers and MVNOs throughout the U.S. and Canada. While the Priori3 has a lesser 4.5″ screen and specs but still operates on the same bands for $99.
CHICAGO, JUNE 8, 2016—FREETEL, a Japanese mobile handset manufacturer established in 2012, today announced its flagship Kiwami and sub-$100 Priori3 are now available for purchase at FreetelWireless.com. This is the first time FREETEL devices have become available in the U.S. and Canada.
“Our Japanese heritage is present in each smartphone we create and we could not be more excited for consumers in the U.S. and Canada to experience the design excellence, quality and power of FREETEL,” said Ian Chapman-Banks, Global President for FREETEL. “The unlocked smartphone market continues to grow and FREETEL is excited to be part of this movement with the flagship Kiwami and the 4G LTE entry-level Priori3.”
We’ve reached out to the company for review units of their U.S. offerings and we hope to have full reviews once we give them the once over. What do you think of this new player in the U.S. mobile market? Let us know in the comments below or on Twitter, Facebook and Google+.