Sprint Force from ZTE due on March 1, priced at $49.99 with contract
The Sprint Force is a smartphone manufactured by ZTE which we’ve first shown you back in December. And now it’s almost ready to launch.
The Force will become available at Sprint on March 1, and it will set you back $49.99 (after a $50 mail-in rebate) with a new two-year contract. Last year the word on the street was that this model would be heading to the prepaid roster, but today’s leaked image mentions nothing about that. Which obviously doesn’t mean it won’t happen, so keep that in mind.
The Sprint Force by ZTE comes with a 4-inch 480×800 touchscreen with Gorilla Glass, a 5 MP rear camera, a 1 MP front camera, a dual-core 1.5 GHz processor, 1 GB of RAM, 4 GB of internal storage, 4G LTE support, and a 1,730 mAh battery. It runs Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich – pretty unfortunate in this day and age. Furthermore, at this price point (and from this manufacturer) you probably shouldn’t expect any major updates to the OS – ever.
If you don’t care about that though, the Force is a decent lower-midrange offering with a particularly beefy processor for this price range. That said, you can usually find high-end smartphones offered at third party retailers such as Amazon or Wirefly for around the same price with contract.