Following the launch of 4.5G on April 1st, Turkcell (NYSE:TKC)(BIST:TCELL) added a new smartphone to its own-branded smartphone family T-Series. T70, Turkcell's brand new, LTE-compatible smartphone, was unveiled with a press conference held in Istanbul.

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Turkcell unveiled the newest additions to Turkcell's own-branded T-Series: T70 and T Tablet. (Photo: ...

Turkcell unveiled the newest additions to Turkcell's own-branded T-Series: T70 and T Tablet. (Photo: Business Wire)

The Category 4 device supports LTE speeds of up to 150 Mbps while Turkcell network offers the fastest LTE speeds available on commercial devices on the back of LTE Advanced Pro and carrier aggregation technologies. T70 comes with preloaded Turkcell applications and advantages. Customers will receive
  • 5 GB of mobile data per month for use on Turkcell's IP-based communication platform BiP
  • 3 months of free membership for Turkcell's music app Fizy
  • 50 GB of free storage on Turkcell's personal Smart Cloud throughout their contact period
  • 5 GB of mobile data for use on Turkcell's TV platform Turkcell TV+ for the first 6 months

Along with its announcement of T70, Turkcell also unveiled its "T Tablet", a 8in HD Tablet in Turkcell's T-series. The 4.5G compatible tablet comes with Miravision which enables higher picture quality in HD.

Turkcell subscribers who purchase T Tablet will benefit from
  • 1 GB 4.5G mobile internet every month for the first 6 months
  • 5 GB per month for Turkcell TV+ for the first 6 months
  • 50 GB of free storage on Turkcell's personal Smart Cloud throughout their contact period

Speaking at the press conference, Turkcell's Executive Vice President for Sales Murat Erkan underlined the role of T-series in increasing smartphone penetration and introducing users to mobile internet at affordable price ranges. "We have built one of the strongest 4.5G networks in the world and have expanded the scope of our mobile services to meet the demands and the needs of our customers." said Erkan. "With T70 and T Tablet, we are taking the final step in enabling our customers to benefit from this new world of opportunities at affordable prices."

Customers will be able to purchase T70 either for 649 Turkish Liras (roughly 230 USD) or else opt for installment plans of up to 36 months with monthly payments that start from 25 Turkish Liras (roughly 9 USD). The T Tablet will be available either for 349 Turkish Liras (roughly 125 USD) or with installment plans of up to 36 months with monthly fees that start from 19 Turkish Liras (roughly 7 USD).

Both products will be available for consumers as of June 1st at Turkcell stores and via www.turkcell.com.tr.

Turkcell T70 Specs:
  • Supports 4.5G
  • Screen: 5.2'' HD; resolution: 720x1280px
  • Qualcomm 1.3 GHz quad-core processor
  • 2 GB RAM
  • 16 GB internal memory (supports 32 GB external memory)
  • Cameras:
    • 8MP Back / 5MP Front
    • 720p HD Video recording
    • Auto focus and flash
  • Operating system: Android 6.0 Marshmallow

T Tablet Specs:
  • Supports 4.5G
  • Screen: 8'' HD; resolution: 1280x800px; higher picture quality with Miravision
  • Mediatek 1Ghz quad-core processsor
  • 2 GB RAM
  • 16 GB internal memory (supports 32 GB external memory)
  • Cameras:
    • 5MP Back / 2MP Front
    • 1080p full HD Video recording
    • Auto focus and flash
  • Operating system: Android 5.1 Lollipop

ABOUT TURKCELL: Turkcell is a converged telecommunication and technology services provider, founded and headquartered in Turkey. It serves its customers with voice, data, TV and value-added consumer and enterprise services on mobile and fixed networks. Turkcell launched LTE services in its home country on April 1st, 2016, employing LTE-Advanced and 3 carrier aggregation technologies in 81 cities. In 2G and 3G, Turkcell's population coverage is at 99.85% and 95.05%, respectively, as of March 2016. It offers up to 1 Gbps fiber internet speed with its FTTH services. Turkcell Group companies serve 67.6 million subscribers in 9 countries - Turkey, Ukraine, Belarus, Northern Cyprus, Germany, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Georgia, Moldova - as of March 31, 2016. Turkcell Group reported a TRY3.2 billion revenue with total assets of TRY26.2 billion as of March 31, 2016. It has been listed on the NYSE and the BIST since July 2000, and is the only NYSE-listed company in Turkey. Read more at www.turkcell.com.tr

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