Dish Network MVNO brand Boost Mobile announced plans to launch a 5G phone it claimed would make the technology and other smartphone features more affordable for consumers.

The Celero5G will be exclusive to Boost Mobile and will be available in its branded retail locations in the coming weeks: it is accepting orders online with a promotional price of $279 available until end-October.

Features will include a 6.52-inch screen; three main and one forward-facing camera; 36 hours of battery life; and 4GB of memory and 64GB of storage, expanable to 2TB via an SD card.

“Subscribers have told us loud and clear: they want speed, cool features, and a fair price”, Boost Mobile EVP Stephen Stokols stated.

The announcement of an exclusive 5G phone is Boost Mobile’s second move this week to differentiate itself from competitors in the US prepaid market: on 27 September it unveiled a customer loyalty programme based on blockchain technology.