SEVERAL 4G LTE SMARTPHONES including the HTC One XL and Nokia Lumia 920 will be amongst EE's first 4G LTE devices, as well the grey Samsung Galaxy S3 LTE.
Following EE's launch of the UK's first 4G network today, the mobile operator was quick to tell us that it will have a number of top-end devices available. The list includes the Samsung Galaxy S3, HTC One XL, Nokia Lumia 920, Nokia Lumia 820 and the Huawei Ascend P1 LTE.
The network will also be selling two mobile WiFi devices - the Huawei E589 Mobile WiFi and the E392 Mobile Broadband stick.
We got a quick hands-on with the HTC One XL, a phone that made its debut in Europe earlier this year. As well as support for fast 4G LTE connectivity it features a 4.7in 720x1280 IPS screen, Android 4.1 Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS) with the HTC Sense UI, a 1.5GHz dual-core processor, an 8MP rear-facing camera, a 1.3MP front-facing camera and 32GB of internal storage.
EE was unable to tell us release dates or pricing yet, however we're expecting the Nokia Lumia 920 and 820 handsets to appear at some point in November and the other three in subsequent weeks.
The mobile operator's announcement of its 4G LTE smartphone lineup follows the news that EE will start rolling out its LTE network in the UK today, with 16 cities scheduled to be connected by the end of the year.
Speaking at the network's event in London today, EE CEO Olaf Swantee said, "Our plans to revolutionise the UK communications market with a faster network and an exciting new brand for the digital age are built on solid investment and a simple belief that customers deserve better.
"We look forward to connecting the country with superfast mobile speeds in the coming weeks, months and years." µ