Katana 01 With Windows 10 Mobile Will Start Selling Next Week

In case Microsoft’s new Lumia 950 and 950 XL seem unnecessarily expensive to you, you can now get yourself an affordable low-end Windows 10 smartphone. Called the Katana 01, the phone is powered by Windows 10 Mobile and is made by Freetel, a Japan-based company. The phone will be available for sale in Japan starting November 30th.

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As for the specs, the Katana 01 packs a 1.1GHz quad-core processor and features a 4.5-inch display with a decent 480 pixel resolution. Memory-wise, it gets 1GB of RAM and 8GB of onboard storage, which is further expandable up to 32GB. A 1,750mAh battery keeps the lights on. A 5MP rear and 2MP front shooter make up for the photography department of the phone.

The Katana 01 is a dual-SIM device and will cost JPY 12,800, which is roughly around $105. In case you wish for more powerful specs, the Katana 02 is “coming soon” according to the Freetel website. The successor will carry a 5-inch Full HD screen, an 8MP primary camera, 2GB RAM, and 16GB storage. Release date for the Katana 02 is not known yet.