ZTE Obsidian launching on August 13 with Android 5.1, $99.99 price tag


We’ve seen quite a few affordable devices introduced for T-Mobile lately, like the HTC Desire 626s, Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime, Samsung Galaxy Core Prime, and the Kyocera Hydro Wave. Now ZTE’s got an affordable Android of its own.

The ZTE Obsidian will launch at T-Mobile on August 13. Pricing will be set at $0 down and 24 payments of $4.17 each, or $99.99 full price. In exchange for your hundred dollar bill, you’ll get an Android 5.1 smartphone with a 4.5-inch 854×480 display, 5-megapixel rear and 2-megapixel front cameras, 1GHz MediaTek MT6735 quad-core processor, 1GB of RAM, 4GB of storage, a microSD slot, and an 1800mAh battery.

The Obsidian is a low-cost smartphone, and most of its specs reflect that, but it is nice to see that the phone comes with Android 5.1 out of the box rather than 5.0 or even 4.4. And hey, if you value one-handed use above all else, the Obsidian’s 4.5-inch display could make it an attractive option for your next smartphone. Side note: Remember when smartphones with 4-inch displays were considered huge?

Source: T-Mobile

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