Vodafone has quietly added a new device to its prepaid line, with the Vodafone Smart E9 4G available from Vodafone for $99.

The Vodafone Smart E9 4G, is very much a budget prepaid handset offering budget specs for a budget price and is Vodafone’s second Android Go edition device. While Vodafone hasn’t outlined the update situation for their Android Go devices, we’ve reached out again to attempt to get more clarity.

With a Mediatek processor and 1GB of RAM it’s not going to be the fastest device in the world, it will get the job done. It has a decent-ish 5MP camera on the back, and a meagre 2MP shooter on the front that will be enough for a video call, or a low-res selfie.

The full list of specs include:

Key Specifications:Vodafone Smart E9 4G
Release dateNovember 2018
Screen size5.0-inch
Screen technologyFWVGA+ LCD
Resolution960 x 480
Rear camera5MP
Front camera2MP
ChipsetMediatek MT6739
Core configQuad-core 1.28GHz
MicroSDYes, up to 32GB
Battery2,000 mAh
Battery removable
Headphone PortYes
Headphone LocationTop
Speaker Configuration
Android OSAndroid 8.1 Oreo (Go Edition)
Vendor skin
Dimensions137.6 x 65.7 x 9.8

You can pick up the Vodafone Smart E9 4G from the Vodafone website or your local Vodafone store for $99 and just a reminder that the device is locked to the Vodafone network, so unlocking fees will apply should you wish to use it on another network. You can find out about Vodafone’s unlocking fees here.

Source: Vodafone Australia.
Via: Vodafone PLC - Smart Devices.
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That looks to be near identical, or a little worse, to the Telstra Essential Plus, which they are doing for $50 at the moment … with a free Google Home Mini thrown in for free.