ZTE Imperial debuts at US Cellular with decent specs, big battery, $0.01 price

US Cellular has launched yet another ZTE-made Android-powered smartphone today. It’s called ZTE Imperial, and it’s a lower-midrange handset aimed at bringing smartphones to the masses (as are many of US Cellular’s offerings, incidentally).

The ZTE Imperial comes with a 4-inch 480×800 touchscreen, a 5 MP rear camera, a front-facing camera as well, a 1.2 GHz dual-core processor, 1 GB of RAM, 4 GB of built-in storage, a microSD card slot, 4G LTE support, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS, and a 2,500 mAh battery. It runs Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.

US Cellular ZTE Imperial

That’s a positively huge battery for such a low-end device (the flagship Samsung Galaxy S4 only packs 100 mAh more, whereas the HTC One’s battery, for example, is smaller than the Imperial’s). This means you can expect to use this smartphone a lot without the need to recharge, which is always good to hear.

The ZTE Imperial will be available tomorrow in US Cellular stores, and you can already order one online from the carrier’s website. You only need to pay $0.01 for it if you get it with a new two-year contract. Otherwise, the ‘full’ price is $299.99.

Author: Vlad Bobleanta

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