The Sprint Vital, a device that surfaced a few days ago, has been made official by the carrier.
Pictures and information about the Sprint Vital were published a few days ago, and it’s good to see the device, which is manufactured by ZTE, getting officially confirmed. While you already knew some things about it, what you didn’t know is that the handset will cost $99.99, provided you buy it with a new line or eligible upgrade, on a two-year contract after $50 mail-in rebate.
Another essential new detail is its release date: the Sprint Vital will be available on June 14 (just a few days from today), in all of the carrier’s retail channels. The handset features eco-friendly attributes, including 98 percent recyclable packaging and Underwriters Laboratory Environment Platinum Certification.
I’ll remind you that the device has a 5-inch display at a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels, a dual-core CPU running at 1.5GHz and runs Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean. Sprint promises that the new smartphone ”’keeps the Android experience closer to the way it was intended,” which can only be a good thing.
The Vital also has a 13-megapixel main camera, a 1-megapixel front-facing camera, 4G LTE support and comes with the Real Racing 3 game preinstalled.
The battery is a 2500mAh removable one, and Sprint promises that said battery will get you 15 hours of talk time.
Do you plan on getting the Sprint Vital when it will be available?
Great news for budget-conscious customers: Sprint is about to launch a powerful smartphone that doesn’t sacrifice performance or high-end capabilities for less than $100. Sprint Vital™ packs many of today’s must-have features, including the latest version of Android™.
Priced at just $99.99 with a new line or eligible upgrade, two-year service agreement and $50 mail-in rebate (excluding taxes), Sprint Vital comes with the high-end features ever customer wants. It is available beginning Friday, June 14th, in all Sprint sales channels, including Sprint Stores, 1-800-SPRINT1, Web Sales, and Business Sales.
Built on Android 4.1.2, Jelly Bean, Sprint Vital comes with a 1.5GHz dual-core processor, 13-megapixel rear-facing camera with LED flash and video capture, 1-megapixel frontfacing camera and Sprint 4G LTE for surfing the Web at lightning-fast speeds.
Sprint Vital is also geared for gamers with a large 5-inch HD 1280 x 720 IPS display with break-resistant LCD and a 2,500 mAh removable lithium-ion battery that offers up to 15 hours talk time. To help take advantage of the built-in gaming capabilities, it comes preloaded with EA Mobile’s Real Racing 3, offering trailblazing features, including officially licensed tracks, an expanded 22-car grid, and more than 45 meticulously detailed cars from makers like Porsche, Lamborghini, Dodge, Bugatti and Audi. Racing with friends gets kicked into another dimension with the reality-bending Time Shifted Multiplayer™ (TSM) technology.
Sprint Vital also keeps the Android experience closer to the way it was intended. This allows more freedom to customize your Android experience and enables enhanced performance with less clutter that could slow it down.
It is equipped with eco-friendly attributes, including Underwriters Laboratory Environment (ULE) Platinum Certification, the highest level of environmental performance recognized by sustainable requirements established by ULE and Sprint, and packaging that is 98 percent recyclable.