News by Luke Jones on Wednesday September 17, 2014.
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ZTE and indeed other Chinese brands are looking for ways to get their devices more coverage in western markets, especially in the United States. However, the company is now releasing a handset in the US market in the form of the ZMAX, the newest phablet from the smartphone giant. The Chinese company has teamed up with popular US carrier T-Mobile and the ZMAX will be an exclusive on the Magenta Network.This deal works both ways, it gives T-Mobile a low end phablet option and gives ZTE a foothold with the fourth largest carrier in the United States. The ZTE ZMAX will land on the Uncarrier network from September 24th and will cost $0 upfront and $10.50 over 24 months payments, for a grand total of $252 after the two years. As you can probably guess, for that kind of money consumers will be treated to a fairly entry level handset. The ZTE ZMAX gets a 5.7-inch (1280×720) 720p screen, a 1.2GHz quad-core Snapdragon 400 processor, an 8 megapixel rear lens, a lowly 1.6MP front facer, Android 4.4 KitKat, 16GB of on-board storage, microSD support up to 32GB, and finally a 3400mAh battery. Not the worst overall package for the money, while the ZMAX looks solid enough, even if there is nothing distinctive about the design. It certainly fills the quota of those who want a big screened phablet smartphone but are unwilling (or can't) to bust their wallet to get one. This is a start from ZTE, but we hope to see more of the company?s handsets arrive in the US as well. source: ZTE
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