ZTE has today announced a new smartphone in its Blade series for Boost Mobile in the US — ZTE Blade Force. Priced at $130, the smartphone comes with entry-level specifications.
The smartphone comes with a 5.5-inch IPS 720p HD display with screen resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. It is powered by a 1.4GHz quad-core Snapdragon 430 processor, which the company claims power-efficient.
As of the memory, it packs 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage. There is a microSD card slot, allowing users to expand storage capacity up to 128GB.
The device features an 8-megapixel primary camera on the back and a 2-megapixel front-facing camera. The phone runs on Android 7.1.1 Nougat operating system. It is powered by a 3,000mAh battery, which, as per the company, should last all day. The battery is rated to provide up to 23.5 hours of talk time.
The connectivity options on the device include LTE+ support, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.2, a micro USB slot and a 3.5mm audio jack. The Blade Force packs global bands, allowing users to stay connected while roaming internationally.
The ZTE Blade Force is also HPUE-enabled (High Performance User Equipment) — Sprint’s extended stretches of spectrum for improved coverage indoors and better range outdoors.
Sprint had launched HPUE in last December. It is used for extending its 2.5GHz coverage by up to 30-percent, enabling a stronger signal wherever user go.
ZTE says that they have integrated features that consumers would expect to find in a much more expensive phone, such as Sprint’s High Performance User Equipment (HPUE) technology, that too in a smartphone which comes at an affordable price point.
The ZTE Blade Force, priced at $130, is now available for purchase in the United States from Boost Mobile.