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    September 13, 2016

    Fantasy, Deluxe, Empire, Summit, Extreme: meet Cell C’s new smartphones

    Fantasy, Deluxe, Empire, Summit, Extreme: meet Cell C's new smartphones

    Cell C has unleashed a series of new, self-branded Android smartphones under the names Fantasy, Deluxe, Empire, Summit, and Extreme.

    Earlier this year we reported that Vodacom had unleashed a flurry of new self-branded smartphones, and just recently FNB joined the fray with its new ConeXis offerings. Now, Cell C has leapt into the arena with five new smartphones named Fantasy, Deluxe, Empire, Summit, and Extreme.

    The range, which begins with the entry level Fantasy and concludes with the Extreme, offers incremental battery sizes, RAM, storage, display sizes, as well as LTE support on the two upper models, the Empire and Extreme.

    Cell C Fantasy

    Cell C’s Fantasy kicks of the range, and shares specifications with a majority of the range. The device, which runs Android 5.1 Lollipop alongside the rest of the smartphones in the lineup, supports a 4″ WVGA display.

    A quad-core processor is complemented by 4GB of expandable internal storage, 512MB of RAM, a 1,500mAh battery, a 2-megapixel rear camera and 0.3-megapixel front-facing camera, and 3G support.

    Cell C Deluxe

    Moving up the range, the Deluxe benefits from a larger 4.5″ FWVGA display, and boasts an improved 1,600mAh battery. Otherwise, specifications remain as is found aboard the Fantasy.

    Cell C Summit

    The next leap comes in the form of the Summit, which fits in a larger 5″ form factor with an FWVGA display. The device benefits from a 1,800mAh battery, a larger complement of 8GB of internal storage, and a 5-megapixel primary camera and 2-megapixel selfie shooter.

    Fantasy, Deluxe, Empire, Summit, Extreme: meet Cell C's new smartphones

    Cell C Empire

    Next up is the Empire, which is the most oddly placed device in the range. With a 5″ IPS display, the device benefits from 1GB of RAM, a 2,000mAh battery, and LTE support, but sees a downgrade in its front-facing camera, which is set at a minute 0.3-megapixels.

    Fantasy, Deluxe, Empire, Summit, Extreme: meet Cell C's new smartphones

    Cell C Extreme

    The pinnacle of Cell C’s new mobile offerings, the Extreme offers the best specs of the range. The device, which benefits from a 5.5″ IPS display – also the largest in the lineup – gets a 2,000mAh battery, 1GB of RAM, 8GB of expandable storage, and a 5-megapixel front-facing camera in addition to a 2-megapixel selfie camera.

    Pricing

    Cell C’s Empire smartphone is slated to cost R149 per month on Epic 100, while the Extreme will cost R169 on the same package. Both are available on the Epic TopUp 100 plan for R159 and R179 per month respectively.

    The Extreme will also be available on Epic 150 for R199 per month, and will retail for R2,500 on retail.

    We’re presently awaiting the price structure for the Fantasy, Deluxe, and Summit, and we’ll update this article once we have more information.

    Have your say!

    What are your thoughts on Cell C’s newest devices? Would you purchase these of Vodacom’s or FNB’s offerings? Be sure to let us know your thoughts in the comments below!

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    • Pierre

      They are called cellc phones, but what are they really ? Where are they built and by whom ?

    • kenny

      how do i install whatsapp on my cell c fantasy if it don’t want do?

    • victor sharfman

      vic where do I find a users manual for the Cell C rave. I ha ve a “brochure” with the phone which is so small, it’s UNREADABLE !!! I’m 80 years old and was given the phone as a ” gift” about a month ago and up ’til now I can’t get to work it.

    • Michael Wainwright

      Does the Cell C Deluxe support WiFi, can it be connected to WiFi.

    • Peter A Smith

      Have just received my Cell C summit phone. “Brochure” printing so small its unreadable. How does the Sim card fit in? Where can I get a users/owners manual, someone, please.