Verve Connect Partners with Spreadtrum Communications to Launch Two Handsets with Key UK Customers

London, September 2017, Verve Connect, a UK-based communications company specialising in “Connected & Entertained Everywhere” products, today with Spreadtrum Communications, a fabless semiconductor company that develops mobile chipsets for consumer electronic products, announced a new partnership. They will supply UK customers with a number of competitively priced handsets on the Spreadtrum platform. The two new handsets, the IMO Q2 and IMO Dash are available at Tesco, across 950 of its UK retail stores. The handsets are also available to purchase from other carriers and retailers including Virgin Media, Argos, Amazon, and more later.

Building on the success of the past 12 months, when Verve Connect launched its IMO branded mobile devices with customers including Virgin Media, Dixons Carphone and Talk Mobile, the company is now partnering with Spreadtrum to utilize the Spreadtrum SC7731C & SC7701 chipset platforms to provide UK consumers with a great value smartphone the IMO Q2 and a solid no-frills 3G feature phone the IMO Dash.

Wu Sa, Verve Connect Managing Director, commented “We are delighted to be partnering with Spreadtrum to launch these two handsets. IMO is dedicated to delivering the best quality and value devices in the market, enabling consumers to enjoy mobile phone experiences that tier 1 brands offer, without breaking the bank.

Spreadtrum are a great fit for Verve Connect to partner with, as we both have aspirations to grow our business in Europe with our mutual “make it happen” attitudes, and our collaboration and innovation will help us both achieve our joint business objectives.”

“We are pleased to be working with Verve Connect to deliver our technical value proposition through IMO devices to Tesco and other UK customers,” said Judy Chung, Vice President of Spreadtrum Communications, “Our collaboration has enabled an increasingly large number of UK customers across all consumer segments to achieve a strong mobile user experience without any compromise in performance or design.”

Verve Connect and Spreadtrum are also teaming up based on Spreadtrum SC9853I, SC9850 and SC9832A platform to provide a series of new devices, targeted at key carriers with VoLTE & VoWiFi functions for 2018/2019.

Potential partners are invited to get in touch to find out and learn more information about the products.

About Verve Connect

Verve Connect is a UK based communications company specialising in “Connected & Entertained Everywhere” products (including mobile handsets, hotspots and 3.5 GHz 4G Wi-Fi hubs). Our success evolves from designing and building devices for major brands, to creating the IMO Mobile Brand for the consumer segment and the Verve Connect brand for the business sector. This is combined with a leadership team of experienced industry professionals with strong business credibility, having worked in the UK and European device market across a number of multinational telecom providers.

For more information about Verve Connect, please visit: www.verveconnect.co.uk

For more information about IMO, please visit: www.imomobile.co.uk

About Spreadtrum Communications

As an affiliate of Tsinghua Unigroup, Ltd, Spreadtrum Communications is a fabless semiconductor company that develops mobile chipset platforms for smartphones, feature phones and other consumer electronics products, supporting 2G, 3G and 4G wireless communications standards. Spreadtrum’s solutions combine its highly integrated, power-efficient chipsets with customizable software and reference designs in a complete turnkey platform, enabling customers to achieve faster design cycles with a lower development cost. Spreadtrum’s customers include global and China-based manufacturers developing mobile products for consumers in China and emerging markets around the world. For more information, visit www.spreadtrum.com.

Product Specifications:

IMO Q2

OS: Android 5.1

Display: 4.0” WVGA

Camera: 5MP Rear / 5MP Front

Chipset & CPU: SC7731C/ Quad Core 1.2GHz

Memory: 1GB RAM + 8GB ROM / Micro SD (Up to 32GB)

Wi-Fi: 802.11 b/g/n

Battery: 1450 mAh

Dimensions: 125×63.9×9.9mm

Other features: Sensor, Accelerometer/Proximity

IMO Dash

Band: GSM850/900/1800/1900MHz, WCDMA 900/2100MHz

Display: 2.4 ”, 320 * 240 pixels

Camera: 2MP rear main camera

CPU: SC7701

Memory: 64MB RAM + 128MB ROM / Micro SD slot (up to 32GB)

Battery: 1000mAh

Dimensions: 122*50*13.9 mm

Other features: Bluetooth, FM, Alarm Clock, Torch, Calendar etc.

For more information on IMO Q2 and IMO Dash, please visit www.imomobile.co.uk.

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Media enquries: sheila.wang@verveconnect.co.uk