Upload selfies faster with new Hisense LTE smartphones

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If you’re addicted to posting pics of yourself to the internet from your smartphone, we have some good news. Hisense has today announced three new LTE enabled smartphones  in its INFINITY range are headed to our shores.

The three handsets in question are the Pulse LTE, Pureshot LTE and K8, the specifications of which you can view below.

Display 5inch 5inch 5.5inch
Resolution 720×1 280p 720×1 280p 1 080×1 920p
CPU Dual-core @ 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8939 octa-core @ 1.3GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8939 octa-core @ 1.5GHz
Storage 16GB 16GB (microSD support) 16GB
SIM Dual Micro SIM Dual Normal SIM Dual Micro SIM
OS Android 4.4 (KitKat) Android 4.4 (KitKat) Android 5.0 (Lollipop)
Camera Front/Camera Rear 8MP LED Flash/5MP 13MP Dual LED Flash/5MP with LED Flash 13MP Autofocus with LED Flash/8MP
Battery 2 000mAh 2 200mAh 2 700mAh
MSRP R2 799 R3 499 R4 999
Available End November End November End November

As you can see the range features all the specifications that we’ve come to expect from smartphones in 2015 but what struck us like a red hot poker to the face was the dual SIM support coupled with LTE capabilities.

Why is this a great feature? It’s probably best if Hisense South Africa product manager, Mark Zhang explains.

“All three of our new smartphones are LTE enabled, allowing for fast internet access and speedy video downloads. Hisense have also included dual-SIM slots to ensure that users can switch between networks when they want,” Zhang said in a statement.

Lovers of selfies will be excited to see the inclusion of an LED flash on the front camera of the Pureshot LTE model which will make taking photos of yourself in low-light much better according to Hisense. We quite like the 8MP snapper on the front of the K8, its a nice upgrade from the usual 5MP prevalent in handsets at the R5 000 pricing point.

We’re looking forward to testing this new range when it launches at retail stores across South Africa at the end of November.

Brendyn Lotz

Brendyn Lotz

Brendyn Lotz writes news, reviews, and opinion pieces for Hypertext. His interests include SMEs, innovation on the African continent, cybersecurity, blockchain, games, geek culture and YouTube.