ZTE Max XL Coming with Android Nougat 7.1.1 & 130 $ For cost


ZTE announced its new Max XL phone today, a Boost Mobile exclusive that features a 6-inch Full HD display and Android Nougat 7.1.1. The phone will cost only $129.99. It’s nice to see ZTE launching even its budget phones with updated Android software as well as a rear fingerprint sensor.With high-end smartphones attracting much of the attention from tech press and users alike, ZTE has quietly and steadily held the fourth spot in the top smartphone vendors in the US. Currently behind LG, Samsung, and Apple, respectively, Yee is optimistic ZTE can catch LG in 2017, claiming the third spot.

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Here are some of its specs highlights:

1.4GHz Qualcomm octa-core processor
2GB of RAM; 16GB of storage, expandable up to 128GB
3,990mAh battery
13-megapixel rear-facing camera; 5-megapixel front-facing camera
Includes headphone jack and rear fingerprint sensor

ZTE’s recipe for success includes listening to carriers and building smartphones specific to their needs.

For example, the ZTE ZMax Pro, built specifically for T-Mobile and MetroPCS, sold 1 million units in two and a half months.

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Moving on to connectivity, the new phablet supports Sprint’s HighPerformance User Equipment (HPUE), enabling better signal coverage as well as faster data speeds. Like most new Android smartphones, the Max XL comes with a fingerprint scanner, which has been placed at the back. We also see a rear-facing loudspeaker, which is not very common these days.

The software is another area where the ZTE Max XL impresses. It ships with Android 7.1.1 Nougat OS out of the box, with a very minimal Android skin running on top.