Already launched in Australia at Telstra, ZTE T82 will soon make its way to other carriers around the globe. The smartphone will be shipped alongside Telstra’s customized “Easy” user interface in the following weeks.The ZTE T82 is known in Australia as EasyTouch 4G and is positioned right after two feature phones designed for the “older demographic,” the Telstra Easy Discovery 3 and the Telstra EasyCall 2, both of which will also be launched at various carriers around the globe.
“This next stage in the development of ‘Easy’ devices showcases just how ZTE works closely with its carrier partners to help them deliver innovative and tailored products for their markets and key segments,” said Mr. He Shiyou, ZTE EVP and head of the Terminal Division.
Specs-wise, ZTE T82 is powered by Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system and packs a 4.3-inch capacitive touchscreen display.
On the back, the smartphone boasts an impressive 8-megapixel camera with LED flash, autofocus and HD video recording.
On the inside, the T82 features 4GB of internal memory, which can be further expanded up to 32GB via microSD memory card.
Even though ZTE T82 has been confirmed for global availability at Consumer Electronics Show 2013 (CES), the Chinese handset maker has yet to offer details on the phone’s exact release date and pricing options.
However, we do know that the ZTE T82 is now available in Australia via Telstra for $455/€365 outright. Stay tuned for more updates on the matter.
“It’s the easy-to-use interface that really sets this phone apart. Four big button ’Easy’ widgets for Phone, Internet, Media and Settings, show unread or un-actioned email, text and call notifications on the lock screen and home screens, while maintaining the flexible and powerful Android platform,” said David Powell, Telstra’s GM device experience, apps and OS.