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Yezz Mobile launches new Billy 5S LTE Windows Phone handset

Yezz Mobile has delivered a newcomer to its range of Billy Windows Phone handsets, the Billy 5S LTE.

The mid-range blower, announced at CES 2015, runs Windows Phone 8.1 and, as the name suggests, brings 4G LTE connectivity at a lower price point.

It’s got a 5-inch 720p display, a quad-core 1.2GHz Snapdragon processor, 1GB RAM, 8GB on-board storage (can be boosted with 64GB via microSD). It’s also got dual SIM functionality, making it a decent option for those travelling abroad.

In terms of cameras, there’s a 13-megapixel front facing lens and a 5-megapixel  snapper on the front of the device.

The launch of the Billy 5S follows the arrival of the Billy 4.7 and Billy 4 handsets in 2014.

Read more: CES 2015: All of the big news so far

The phones are endearingly-named after Bill Gates and are among a growing list of handsets pushing down the price of Windows Phones.

Microsoft is pioneering it with the launch of its lower-end handsets as the company looks to challenge Android’s dominance of cheaper smartphones.

Yezz Mobile is yet to announce pricing or availability yet, but we’ll keep you posted.

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