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ZTE launches budget-friendly Maven and Sonata 2 smartphones for AT&T, Cricket Wireless

ZTE has just announced two new budget-friendly smartphones: the AT&T-bound ZTE Maven and the Sonata 2, which will be available exclusively on Cricket Wireless.

Published onJune 26, 2015

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ZTE has just announced two new budget-friendly smartphones: the AT&T-bound ZTE Maven and the Sonata 2, which will be available exclusively on Cricket Wireless. We know lower-end devices aren’t always everyone’s cup of tea, but these two new smartphones seem to provide decent specifications for their respective price points.

For starters, the ZTE Maven is now available online and in select AT&T stores for $59.99 with no contract. It features a 1.2GHz Qualcomm quad-core processor, 4G LTE connectivity, 8GB of on-board storage, microSD expansion up to 32GB, a 5MP rear-facing camera and a VGA front-facing camera. It also has a 4.5-inch display and runs Android 5.1 Lollipop out of the box. Folks interested in the ZTE Maven can purchase the phone from today on AT&T’s website.

The ZTE Sonata 2, which is now available from Cricket Wireless, is an even more low-end device than the Maven. This smartphone comes with a 4.0-inch WVGA display, a 1.2GHz Qualcomm dual-core processor, 4G LTE connectivity, a 5MP rear camera and a 2MP front camera. It also has 1GB of RAM, 4GB of on-board storage (microSD expandable up to 32GB), a 1650mAh battery and runs Android 4.4 KitKat. The Sonata 2 is now available from Cricket’s website for just $29.99 with an upgrade or new activation.

[press]ZTE will announce the availability of the ZTE Maven with AT&T and the ZTE Sonata 2 with Cricket Wireless.  

As more U.S. consumers seek affordable smartphone options, wireless carriers are turning to ZTE for devices such as the Maven and Sonata 2 that mix affordability with a more premium experience. In fact, ZTE’s smartphone shipments increased 43% year-over-year in the U.S. As the third largest Android manufacturer in the U.S., ZTE owns 9.1% postpaid Android market share and 12.3% prepaid Android market share (Strategy Analytics, 2015Q1).


ZTE Maven will be available at and in select AT&T retail stores nationwide for $59.99 with no annual commitment.

Compact in size, with voice-directed navigation and pre-installed Uber app, the Maven is the perfect phone for anyone or any family on-the-go this summer. With 4G LTE, a powerful 1.2 GHz Qualcomm quad-core processor, you get fast speeds streaming, downloading, and surfing.

While you’re traveling from point A to point B, the 5 MP rear-facing camera and VGA front-facing camera will capture any summer adventure. A large capacity battery and plenty of expandable storage space will ensure you don’t miss a beat. The latest Android 5.1 Lollipop operating system will keep you connected online, anytime.

The device can be activated on a new GoPhone account or used with an existing AT&T GoPhone or AT&T Wireless account.


ZTE Sonata 2 will be available with Cricket Wireless online at and in select Cricket Wireless retail stores nationwide for $29.99 with phone line activation or with an eligible upgrade.

Following the success of the original Sonata, the Sonata 2 has been upgraded with more battery power and new looks. Fun meets function with a selfie shortcut button, a 5 MP rear camera with LED flash and 4x zoom, and a 2 MP front-facing camera. With 32GB of expandable storage, 1.2GHz Qualcomm dual-core processor, 4G speeds, and plenty of battery, this phone won’t slow you down or hold you back this summer.[/press]

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