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Freedom Mobile to add two new LTE-enabled smartphones to its lineup

Freedom Mobile

Freedom Mobile went live with its LTE network this past November in Toronto and Vancouver. The carrier recently expanded its coverage map to include Mississauga, Brampton, Oakville, Milton and Georgetown, with new locations expected to come online in the coming weeks.

During our initial speed tests, download speeds on Freedom’s LTE network clocked in at 45.81Mbps, while upload speeds came in at 26.7Mbps. However, a lot of that speed likely came down to the fact that the number of subscribers on the network was low as the only Band 66 compatible devices Freedom sold at the time were the LG V20 and ZTE Grand X 4.

Freedom stated that it will release additional future-ready LTE smartphones throughout 2017. The limitation having been sourcing devices that can work with the carrier’s AWS Band 66 spectrum.

For those interested in Freedom’s LTE network, we have confirmed that the carrier wills start selling two new devices in the coming days. The first is the Samsung Galaxy A5, which  will launch on March 17th, and the flagship LG G6, set to come out on April 7th. Unfortunately, Freedom has yet to list pricing for either device.

Here are the specs for the LG G6 and the Samsung Galaxy A5.

Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017)

LG G6

Display

5.2-inch Super AMOLED display, 1080 x 1920 pixels

5.7-inch, QHD+ display, 2880×1440, 18:9 aspect ratio

Processor

Exynos 7880

Snapdragon 821

RAM

3GB

4GB of RAM

Storage

32GB (expandable)

32GB (expandable up to 2TB)

Dimensions (in.)

146.1 x 71.4 x 7.9 mm

148.9 x 71.9 x 7.9mm

Weight

157g

163g

Rear Facing Camera

16-megapixel (f/1.9, LED flash, AF)

13-megapixel (f/1.8) +13-megapixel (f/2.4)

Front Facing Camera

16-megapixel (f/1.9)

5-megapixel (f/2.2)

OS

Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow

Android 7.0 Nougat

Battery

3000mAh (non-removable)

3,300mAh

Network Connectivity

GSM / HSPA / LTE

GSM/HSPA/LTE

Sensors

Accelerometer, Proximity, Geomagnetic, RGB Light, Hall, Fingerprint scanner, Barometer

Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer, colour spectrum

SIM Type

Nano SIM

Nano SIM

Launch Date

March 17, 2017

April 7, 2017

Misc

Colours: Black Sky, Gold Sand, Blue Mist, Peach Cloud | IP68 dust/water resistant, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth v 4.2, ANT+, USB Type-C, NFC (UICC, eSE)

Colours: Ice Platinum |USB Type-C port, Headphone jack, IP68 certified water and dust resistant

Display

Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017)

5.2-inch Super AMOLED display, 1080 x 1920 pixels

LG G6

5.7-inch, QHD+ display, 2880×1440, 18:9 aspect ratio

Processor

Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017)

Exynos 7880

LG G6

Snapdragon 821

RAM

Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017)

3GB

LG G6

4GB of RAM

Storage

Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017)

32GB (expandable)

LG G6

32GB (expandable up to 2TB)

Dimensions (in.)

Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017)

146.1 x 71.4 x 7.9 mm

LG G6

148.9 x 71.9 x 7.9mm

Weight

Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017)

157g

LG G6

163g

Rear Facing Camera

Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017)

16-megapixel (f/1.9, LED flash, AF)

LG G6

13-megapixel (f/1.8) +13-megapixel (f/2.4)

Front Facing Camera

Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017)

16-megapixel (f/1.9)

LG G6

5-megapixel (f/2.2)

OS

Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017)

Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow

LG G6

Android 7.0 Nougat

Battery

Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017)

3000mAh (non-removable)

LG G6

3,300mAh

Network Connectivity

Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017)

GSM / HSPA / LTE

LG G6

GSM/HSPA/LTE

Sensors

Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017)

Accelerometer, Proximity, Geomagnetic, RGB Light, Hall, Fingerprint scanner, Barometer

LG G6

Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer, colour spectrum

SIM Type

Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017)

Nano SIM

LG G6

Nano SIM

Launch Date

Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017)

March 17, 2017

LG G6

April 7, 2017

Misc

Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017)

Colours: Black Sky, Gold Sand, Blue Mist, Peach Cloud | IP68 dust/water resistant, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth v 4.2, ANT+, USB Type-C, NFC (UICC, eSE)

LG G6

Colours: Ice Platinum |USB Type-C port, Headphone jack, IP68 certified water and dust resistant

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