ZTE ZMax 2 for AT&T costs $150, out Friday
While T-Mobile started offering the $50 Coolpad Rogue yesterday, AT&T has also taken to the stage to announce its own super affordable entry level device as well, even as the handset is not as aggressively priced as T-Mobile’s.
The ZTE ZMax 2 is priced $150 off contract and will begin selling at AT&T stores from Friday September 25. Interestingly, the device is far better spec’d than T-Mobile’s Coolpad Rogue and this goes a long way to justify the price difference.
Speaking of specs, the ZMax 2 comes with a 5.5-inch HD touchscreen display, 8-megapixel rear camera (with LED flash), 2-megapixel front-facing secondary camera and a removable battery with 3,000mAh of juice — all boxed in a perforated polycarbonate casing.
The handset is powered by a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor clocked at 1.2GHz. The unnamed chipset is clubbed with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of expandable internal memory inside the phone’s engine. The smartphone itself runs on Android 5.1 Lollipop operating system and supports LTE, HSPDA, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity.
Speaking at the ZMax 2 launch, Lixin Cheng, CEO of ZTE USA said: “Together with AT&T, advanced phone technology and design is now affordable for more U.S. consumers.”
“The original ZTE ZMax set the stage for the phablet market as it was the first large screen Android device with high end features at an affordable price. With the ZMAX 2, we will continue deliver the best low-cost Android phones in the U.S. that people actually enjoy using,” Cheng added.