ZTE is among the many smartphone makers who are launching budget priced devices that use Google’s Android Go, a version of Android 8 Oreo that has been developed to run on handsets that have 1 GB of RAM or less. This specific handset, revealed as part of MWC 2018, is the ZTE Tempo Go, and it is supposed to be on sale right now at the company’s website for the unlocked priced of $79.99.
As with other Android Go-based phones, the ZTE Tempo Go will feature apps that are optimized for the platform, including Assistant Go, YouTube Go, and Files Go. ZTE says the Tempo Go is the first Android Go-based phone that will launch with a Qualcomm processor. In this case, the phone will have the quad-core Snapdragon 210, with a clock speed of 1.1 GHz.
The phone will have a 5-inch display with a 480 x 584 resolution, along with 1 GB of RAM and 8 GB of onboard storage, along with a microSD card slot where you can add up to 32 GB of additional storage. It will also have a 5 MP rear camera, a 2 MP front-facing camera and a 2,200 mAh battery. Keep in mind that the ZTE Tempo Go will only work on GSM-based wireless carriers like AT&T and T-Mobile.
Again, ZTE says that the Tempo Go should be available to purchase on its website starting today, although at the time of this writing we have not yet confirmed that is indeed the case. What do you think of the specs for this newly revealed Android Go phone?