ZTE brings affordable 5.7-inch phablet to T-Mobile

17. September 2014
Chinese smartphone maker ZTE is hoping to drum up smartphone sales in the U.S., with a new 5.7-inch phablet that'll be available exclusively on T-Mobile from Sept. 24.

The ZMAX is an LTE smartphone, built with a large 3,400 mAh battery, but comes at a low one-time payment of US$252 or $10.50 a month on a two-year subscription plan with T-Mobile.

In designing the ZMAX, ZTE wanted to create a mid-range phone, still packed with some premium features. The phablet's large battery can last two days on a single charge, the company said on Tuesday.

The phone has a 1280 by 720 screen resolution, runs a largely unchanged version of AndroidAndroid 4.4, and has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 quad-core 1.2GHz processor. Inside is 16GB of internal storage, which can be expanded through its micro SD card slot to 32GB. Alles zu Android auf CIO.de

The ZMAX weighs in at 6.7 ounces, and has a 8-megapixel camera in the rear and a 1.6-megapixel front-facing camera.

The smartphone vendor is better known for its low-cost handsets, but the company has been working to introduce more higher-end products in the U.S., a market with better profit margins than ZTE's home market in China.