Chinese handset brand announced that the new ZTE ZMax will be exclusively available with T-Mobile starting September 24 at $0 down payment and paying $10.50 (roughly Rs. 650) a month for 24 months on T-Mobile's Equipment Installment Plan (EIP) or $252 (roughly Rs. 15,000).
The company confirmed that the ZMax will also be available via MetroPCS later this year. The new ZTE smartphone runs Android 4.4 KitKat out-of-the-box with the company claiming that it is "nearly a stock version"
The ZMax smartphone offers single SIM support and features a 5.7-inch HD TFT LCD display with a 720x1280 pixel resolution. It also comes with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection.
A quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 (MSM8926) processor powers the device, clocked at 1.2GHz with an Adreno 305 GPU and 2GB of RAM. It sports an 8-megapixel autofocus rear camera with LED flash, while there is a 1.6-megapixel front-facing camera. The smartphone comes with 16GB of inbuilt storage, and can be expanded via microSD card (up to 32GB).
The ZTE ZMax supports Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, GPS/ A-GPS, 3G and 4G LTE connectivity options. It is backed by a 3400mAh battery, which according to the official site can deliver up to 14 hours of talk time and 360 hours of standby time. It is available in Black colour variant.
Commenting on the launch, Lixin Cheng, Chairman and CEO of ZTE USA said, "The ZMax is the latest example of ZTE designing devices with the user in mind. It has more battery life, more screen and more style but it does not cost you more. When customers see the unique look of ZTE smartphones and the technology, they are surprised our phones are a third of the cost of mainstream brands. We think the ZMax is going to be a great addition to T-Mobile's Un-carrier proposition and we are excited to have the ZMax on their network."