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ZTE unveils ultra-cheap ZMax Pro, with 6-inch 1080p display at $99

by Jed John 5

ZTE has unveiled a mid-range device price at $100 which it says creates a new record for its highly cheap price. The device adopts the moniker ZTE Zmax Pro and takes over from last year’s Zmax 2 and its 2014 predecessor Zmax. ZTE says the device will be aimed at rival devices Samsung Galaxy J7 and LG Stylo 2, which both sport identical specs with the Zmax Pro but cost higher.

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On the specs, the Zmax Pro sports a 6-inch 1080p touchscreen display and is powered by an Octa-core Snapdragon 617 processor with Adreno 405 GPU. The device packs 2GB of RAM and 32GB of built-in storage which is expandable. Also, the ZTE Zmax Pro features a USB Type-C port and a fingerprint scanner at the back.

In addition, ZTE ZMax Pro boots Android 6.0 Marshmallow operating system. The smartphone also features a 3.5mm headphone jack which is gradually disappearing from phones  and crams a 3,400mAh battery under its hood.


Talking about the camera, the Zmax Pro sports an impressive 13MP rear facing camera with phase detection auto focus and LED flash as well as a 5MP camera up front for selfie snapshots.

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ZTE says the Zmax Pro will be in MetroPCS website starting from August 1 and the phone is priced at $99 (about 660 yuan). Those who pre-ordered their units before July 31 will receive a free holster alongside.


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  • bro-reac

    Wow that is too much phone for that price.
    Has specs of phones that are $39 costlier.

    • Wolvie

      That price is only valid if you buy online inside china directly to ZTE.
      Also under assumption you are lucky enough to get 1 unit as the demand will be very high when launched.

      Somehow i think most of the stocks will magically gone to those china re-seller for them to sell online (conspiracy theory huh LOL)

      If you buy from any online china re-seller, expected the price to be more expensive by 50 to 60% when the device just released and in 5-6 months price will gradually go down to a more reasonable.price.

      • bro-reac

        Missed that bit.
        But it is always a jungle of money loving sharks “Re-sellers” out there. For most of the phones except for Oneplus who do it themselves, u will always find that their markup is just about 100% the cost of the phone and this is simply outrageous.
        About the demand big screen + performing processor definitely Chinese will take it before it is in the shops and we might end up with flash sales which to me are windows for re-sellers to restock.

  • jimberkas

    available only through MetroPCS and requires at least 1 month service. Phone will be locked down tight to MetroPCS. unlock codes for other MetroPCS phones are about 20 bucks on ebay.
    nice phone for that price if you happen to want MetroPCS service, which runs on TMobile networks. TMobile coverage is abysmal where I live, unfortunately.
    My wife still loves her two Zmax 2 phones.

    • bro-reac

      So true bro.
      But I like my phones unlocked, I mean buy use not buy become a geek.