ZTE launched a new smartphone called Blade Z Max in the U.S. The device will initially be exclusive to MetroPCS in the U.S and is priced at $129 (approx Rs. 8,275). It is the successor to the Z Max Pro that was launched at last year for $100. At just $129, the Blade Z Max offers dual camera setup on the rear. It comes with a polycarbonate shell with a textured finish on the rear. The circular fingerprint sensor on the rear makes the device a bit more secure. It runs on the latest Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box and offers stock UI on top.
The device sports a 6-inch IPS LCD display offering Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels) resolution. On the top is a 2.5D curved Dragontrail glass protection on top. It is backed by a 64-bit Snapdragon 435 MSM8940 octa-core processor clocked at 1.4GHz and comes coupled with Adreno 505 GPU. There is just 2GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage that can be further expanded up to 128GB via MicroSD card slot. In the camera department, there is a 16MP and 2MP dual sensors on the rear with LED flash. On the front is an 8MP camera for selfies and video calls.
It is backed by a 4,080mAh battery that also supports Quick Charge 2.0. According to the company, the device will give up to 31 hours of talk time and lasts up to 528 hours of standby. Connectivity options include 4G LTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, 3.5mm audio jack, and a USB Type-C port. The volume rocker and power button placed on the right edge of the device. Beneath the display are the three capacitive navigation buttons. As of now, there is no information about the launch of this device in other foreign markets.
Though the device is now exclusive to MetroPCS, the device will be later available through other carriers. It will start shipping on August 26 only in the U.S. If you pre-register for the device, the company is also offering $25 worth Google Play gift card.