ZTE is launching yet another budget-targeted smartphone in the US, that offers a big screen and a huge battery for a low price. The ZTE Blade Z Max will officially go on sale via MetroPCS on Monday, August 28 for the no-contract price of just $129.
This phone is something of a successor to the older ZTE ZMAX family, according to the company. For such a low, low price, you get a 6-inch 1080p IPS LCD display, and inside there’s a huge 4,080 mAh battery, which is suppose to offer up to 31 hours of talk time. It also supports Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 2.0 technology, which should make charging the phone quicker than normal.
For such a low, low price, you get a 6-inch 1080p IPS LCD display, and inside there's a huge 4,080 mAh battery, which is suppose to offer up to 31 hours of talk time.
The phone comes with Android 7.1.1 Nougat out of the box, and has the Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 processor running at 1.4 GHz. It also has 2 GB of RAM and a decent amount of onboard storage at 32 GB, with a microSD card that allows you to add up to 128 GB of additional storage. There’s a fingerprint sensor on the back as well.
Even with such a low price, the ZTE Blade Z Max includes a dual rear camera setup, with a primary 16 MP sensor and a secondary 2 MP camera. This is supposed to give owners some features normally found on more expensive smartphone cameras, including bokeh, monochrome and portrait effects. The phone also comes with a 8 MP front-facing selfie camera.
MetroPCS is currently letting people pre-register for the ZTE Blade Z Max before its official launch date. If you pre-register before August 27, and then buy the phone from MetroPCS between August 28 and September 26, you can submit your proof of purchase online to claim a free $25 Google Play Gift Card.
What do you think of the specs of the ZTE Blade Z Max compared to its cheap price tag? Let us know your opinion in the comments!