Following a leak from a couple of weeks ago, ZTE has today made official its latest affordable smartphone, the Blade X Max. The $149 phablet will be available starting from tomorrow, May 12, from Cricket Wireless.
Just as we heard, the Blade X Max sports a huge, 6-inch full HD display, which, combined with its 3,400 mAh battery and low-power Qualcomm Snapdragon 435 SoC, promises a considerable battery life, which ZTE claims can reach up to 17.7 hours of talk time and a whopping 241 hours in standby mode. The device also sports 2 GB of RAM, as well as 32 GB of internal storage, though the latter can be expanded via SD card. It also runs Android 7.1.1 Nougat, which is more than welcome for a phone in its price range.
Other features include a 13 MP / 5 MP rear and front camera combo, a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner, as well as support for Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 2.0 technology. Surprisingly for such a cheap device, it also looks pretty good as well – while the front is standard ZTE fare, its back is a swanky deep blue color, with the added bonus of a grippy finish to help reduce accidental drops.
The ZTE Blade X Max will be available starting from Cricket starting tomorrow, May 12, both in-store and online. Its regular price is $149, though port-in customers will also have the option to get it for as little as $99.