THL L969 affordable LTE phone for overseas markets

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Chinese phone maker THL have sent us details of their new LTE phone for foreign markets, the THL L969.

THL aren’t waiting for Mediatek to release their first purpose built LTE processors, and like many other phone makers are making do with the MT6290 LTE Modem solution to bring 4G at a low price. The THL L969, a phone designed specifically for foreign markets uses the LTE Modem in conjunction with a quad-core MT6582 chipset and supports FDD-LTE, WCDMA and GSM frequencies with dual-sim support.

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A 5-inch display with FWVGA resolution and 1GB RAM are obvious cost cutting choices, but it is great to see THL have managed to squeeze a 2700mAh battery and Android 4.4.2 in to the budget.

THL are already supplying international resellers with the L969 which can be bought for just $180.

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  1. mf1gt3r
    August 4, 2014

    Hmmm. Won’t shell out $180 for this. Not good enough. And whats with this bezels?

  2. rex
    August 4, 2014

    That screen

  3. POY
    August 4, 2014

    I’d buy another THL easily. But only if they had open source firmware, the mt6589 would be so much better if they actually upgraded it

  4. Brooklyn701
    August 4, 2014

    Apart from the resolution I think it is pretty nice. If you make one of those with 720p, notification LED and backlit buttons I would seriously consider it… Nice job so far…