ZTE’s Quartz Is the Cheapest Android 2.0 Watch Yet

by Martin 3

ZTE has just announced its first Android Wear watch called the Quartz. The new smartwatch features Google’s new Android Wear 2.0 operating system and will be priced at around $200, making it one of the cheapest Android Wear 2.0 devices announced so far.

The Quartz features a 1.4-inch AMOLED display protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3, an interchangeable 22mm wristband, IP67 certification for water-resistance, and a 500mAh battery. The smartwatch is powered by a 1.1GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 2100 processor, 768MB of RAM, and 4GB of internal storage.

For connectivity, the Quartz is equipped with 3G, Bluetooth 4.1, 802.11n Wi-Fi, and GPS. It’s also equipped with a built-in speaker and microphone as well as an accelerometer, gyroscope, and barometer. Sadly, it doesn’t have NFC, a heart rate monitor, or a rotating dial, which were compromises needed to both lower price and increase battery life according to the company.

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The ZTE Quartz will go on sale later this week on April 14 through the T-Mobile online store or on April 21 through T-Mobile retail stores for the aforementioned $200.