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

2017-09-05 15:00

LONDON, Sept. 5, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Verve Connect, a UK-based communications company specializing 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 2 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.

Product Specification


Platform - 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 - 125x63.9x9.9mm
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:

Source: Verve Connect

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