Consumers looking for a budget-friendly smartphone that has all the bells in whistles without the steep price will now be able to preorder ZTE’s Zmax Pro at MetroPCS.
ZTE unveiled the Zmax Pro, its exclusive phablet for the prepaid wireless carrier, at a press event in New York on Monday.
Unlike its high-end Axon line, the main selling point of the Chinese smartphone manufacturer’s latest device for its ZMax brand is that the phone has the insanely affordable price of just $99 after the MetroPCS rebate, which will be applied instantly as a mail-in rebate.
Consumers will get a whole lot of bang for the buck. Truly a phablet, the giant-size phone features a large six-inch full HD 1080p display, as well as other fancy features like a fingerprint scanner for the user’s security on the back of the phone as well as a USB Type-C charging port — two features that currently aren’t available for more affordable phones.
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The ZMax Pro has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 processor and runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow with a custom interface by ZTE. It features a 3,400 mAh battery, with 32 GB of storage and up to 128 GB thanks to its microSD slot with 2 GB of RAM.
The phablet has a 5 megapixel front and 13 megapixel rear-facing camera for all the user’s selfie and Snapchat-taking needs.
It has a navy blue back that is soft to the touch, with rose gold accents around the camera lens.
This is a pretty complete package for a phablet that only costs $99 — not to mention, it comes with a prepaid plan instead of a long-term contract. It also makes it way more affordable than the $400 Axon 7 smartphone that is also currently available to preorder on ZTE’s website, with the gold unit shipping on July 27 and the gray option shipping on Aug. 17.
For four times the price, the Axon 7 features a 2.15 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor, a 3,250 mAh battery, 64 GB of storage with a microSD slot and 4 GB of RAM.
With preorders available today, ZTE’s Zmax Pro will be available on Aug. 1. Those who pre-register for MetroPCS will get a free leather case with the purchase of the new phablet.
The Zmax Pro is being sold only for MetroPCS, which is owed by T-Mobile. ZTE previously collaborated with the Un-carrier for its Zmax phablet that features a 5.7-inch touchscreen for $200 in 2014.
Source: The Verge
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