ZTE launched a new mid-range smartphone ‘ZTE Boost Max+’ in the US for $200. It is the successor for last year’s, Boost Max. The smartphone will be Boost Mobile exclusive and comes with Dolby Digital Plus virtual surround sound for a better audio experience. With a pricing of $200, it has to face tough competition from Asus Zenfone 2 and Alcatel OneTouch Idol 3 which are priced at $200 and $250 respectively.
The Boost Max+ offers 5.7-inch HD (1280×720) display with Gorilla Glass 3 protection and comes powered by a 64-bit Snapdragon 410 Quad-core chipset, which clocks at 1.2GHz. It has a 2GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage and 3,400mAh non-removable Li-ion battery. As per the official listing, the battery on this device gives 16 hours of talk time, which is quite excellent. The battery is the only area that the Boost Max+ will outperform any other device in this price segment.
The camera on this device is a big let down, it comes with an 8MP rear camera (with no LED flash as per the images) and 1MP front camera. Whereas on Asus Zenfone 2 you will get 13MP rear camera and 5MP front camera setup, and Alcatel offer 13MP rear camera and 8MP front camera on it’s OneTouch Idol 3.
It runs on Android 5.1 Lollipop and offers 4G LTE connectivity along with Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS/A-GPS and microUSB port. The device measures 165.10 x 82.55 x 10.16 mm and weighs around 195 grams. We can’t expect ZTE to bring this device to the Asian markets.
Recently, the Chinese manufacturer expressed its interests in making a mark in the United States, as company launched a new brand of smartphone dedicated for the country. The Axon Phone for $450 which comes with 5.5-inch QHD display, Snapdragon 810 SoC, 4GB of RAM and a dual camera setup on the rear of the device. The company has already started taking pre-orders for this device and will begin shipping by the end of this month. The Axon smartphones come with whopping two years of warranty that is another of a unique selling point for their new brand of smartphones.
Source: Boost Mobile