NUU Mobile, the relatively new Hong Kong-based smartphone manufacturer, has just announced the budget-friendly X3 smartphone. It’s only the second unlocked 4G LTE-capable handset from the company, and it’s being offered for under $200.
Since the philosophy behind the X3 is to save some money, we aren’t looking at the most feature-rich handset on the market. The X3 has a 4.5-inch qHD display with a 960 x 540 resolution, a 1.2GHz quad-core Snapdragon 410 processor, 1GB of RAM, 8GB of on-board storage and microSD expansion up to 32GB. It also comes with an 8MP rear-facing camera, 2MP front-facing camera and a 2000mAh battery. The device can connect to both AT&T’s and T-Mobile’s networks using LTE bands 2, 4 and 17, and has dual SIM card slots. It’s only running on Android 4.4 KitKat for now, but NUU Mobile says it will get the Lollipop update later this summer.
The X3 will be available in both Black and White color options for $179.99 through BestBuy.com, HSN, Target.com, Amazon, NUUMobile.com among other retailers. The phone will also be available in more than 165 Meijer stores in late May.
Like I said before, the X3 certainly doesn’t offer up the best specs on the market, but it may be a viable option if you need a smartphone that won’t break the bank. Check out the press release below for more information.
[press] NUU Mobile’s X3 Boasts 4G LTE Speeds in an Affordable, Feature-Rich Unlocked Phone
Unlocked Phone Built on KitKat, Features 4.5-inch qHD Display & Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ Processor
ROCHESTER, Minn. – May 12, 2015 – NUU Mobile today launches its X3, the company’s second 4G LTE unlocked phone. The sleek X3 is built on Android’s 4.4 KitKat operating system and will sell for $179.99 MSRP through online retailers including BestBuy.com, HSN.com, Target.com, and NUUmobile.com.
Performance and Power
The X3’s sleek frame houses a powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon processor making tasks smooth and seamless. And the KitKat operating system gives users the ability to multitask with ease – stream videos, email, text, social media, online radio, download the latest apps and games. The operating system will be upgradable to Lollipop 5.0 later this summer and offers new productivity options and a much-improved Google Now.
“We want to provide our customers with a phone loaded with the latest technology and innovative features without the high price,” said John Murtha, vice president of sales for NUU Mobile. “The X3 takes our product offering to the next level by meeting the needs of consumers who want an affordable, feature-rich LTE device with the freedom to choose their own carrier and plan.”
Clarity and Sharpness
The X3 features a crisp 4.5-inch qHD display with wide-angle view, making the screen come to life with crystal clarity and vivid graphics when enjoying movies, videos and games.
The X3 arms consumers with an 8 MP rear camera with low-light sensor to take award-worthy photos in any kind of lighting, and a 2 MP front camera.
Functionality and Flexibility
Consumers can stay connected and multitask with LTE speed on T-Mobileâ and AT&Tâ LTE networks including Cricket Wireless, Lyca Mobile, MetroPCS, Net10 Wireless, Straight Talk and more. And with Dual SIM cards, consumers can have two phone numbers on one device, eliminating the need to carry separate phones for work and personal life.
The X3 also boasts an expandable memory with microSDä (up to 32 GB) and removable lithium-polymer battery.
Pricing and Availability
The X3, available in both black and white, is priced at $179.99 MSRP and will be available through BestBuy.com, HSN.com, Target.com, Amazon.com, NUUMobile.com and other fine retailers. In late May, the X3 will also be available in throughout the U.S.
The X3 will come with a two-year limited warranty, as NUU Mobile recently announced that all newly-manufactured devices would come with a two-year limited warranty. NUU Mobile also offers reliable U.S.-based customer support via both phone and email.
NUU Mobile X3 features:
- 5-inch qHD Touch screen 960 X 540 (245 PPI)
- 8 MP rear camera with low-light sensor
- 2 MP front camera
- HD video recording and playback
- Enabled for 4G LTE: Bands 2,4,17 (T-Mobile® and AT&T® networks)
- Up to 150 Mbps HSPA+ connectivity
- Android™ 4.4 KitKat operating system, upgradeable to 5.0 Lollipop later this summer
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 1.2 GHz Quad-Core processor
- 8 GB Internal ROM Storage, expandable with microSD™
- 1 GB RAM
- 2000 mAh battery
- Dual SIM card supports 4G LTE & 2G
- Over-The-Air (OTA) updates
- Noise cancelling audio
- Bluetooth 4.0
- LED notifications
Customize and Accessorize
Consumers can personalize the X3 with an interchangeable back cover available in a variety of bold colors including pink, blue and white. The back covers will be sold online in a set of three for $19.99.
Additional accessories including protective cases and glass screen protectors will be available for $19.99 each through select online retailers as well as in Meijer stores.
To learn more about the NUU Mobile X3, visit www.nuumobile.com.
About NUU Mobile
Headquartered in Hong Kong and launched in 2012, NUU Mobile designs, engineers and manufactures high quality unlocked Android™ smartphones. The company provides an alternative option to rigid, long-term contracts for mobile consumers by offering smartphones with the latest technology, increased flexibility and exceptional quality at more accessible prices. The brand expanded to the United States in 2014, with offices in Rochester, Minn., and is currently growing its distribution in North and South America. [/press]