ZTE-made Sprint Flash coming this month for $129.99. 4.5″ screen, 1.5 GHz dual-core CPU, 12 MP camera
The ZTE Flash isn’t dead after all. In fact, it’s still on its way to Sprint. Only it’s now received a name change, and will be marketed as the Sprint Flash (no ZTE for the ‘sensitive’ US market).
When we first heard about this device back in July, it was supposedly launching on October 14. Well, needless to say – that didn’t happen, but we may see it in stores this month instead.
Just like the previously leaked information said, the Sprint Flash will come with a 4.5-inch touchscreen, a 12 MP rear camera, a 1 MP front-facing camera, a 1.5 GHz dual-core processor, 1 GB of RAM, 8 GB of built-in storage space, 4G LTE support, Sprint ID, and a 1,730 mAh battery. It will run Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.
That display may or may not have 720p HD resolution like we heard this summer, and the processor may or may not be a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 unit. Today’s leaked flyers don’t shed any light on those details, but since most of the leaked specs from July have been accurate, we’re willing to bet that these were too. There’s still a slight discrepancy with regard to the battery’s capacity, but it’s only 50 mAh less in today’s leak, so we’re guessing it won’t matter very much.
The pricing will be very interesting, considering the specs involved. As you can see from the image above, the Sprint Flash should retail for just $129.99 (after a $50 mail-in rebate) on contract, which is midrange pricing territory. So the Chinese phone makers have delivered once again on the promise for great price per features ratios. Unfortunately though, whether or not the Flash will ever see a software update taking it past ICS is another matter entirely.
Via Phone Arena