July 25, 2014

T-Mobile and MetroPCS add entry-level ZTE Concord II

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T-Mobile and MetroPCS on Wednesday announced the availability of their next budget smartphone, the ZTE Concord II. Powered by Android 4.3 Jelly Bean, the phone features a 4-inch (800×480 pixels) display, 5-megapixel rear camera (720p video recording), and 4GB internal storage. Under the hood you’ll find a 1.2GHz dual-core processor with 1GB RAM, microSD expansion, and a battery good for up to 6 hours talk time.

The Concord II will be available on May 19 through MetroPCS however pricing was not immediately clear. T-Mobile plans to offered the handset effective immediately with $0 down and payment spread across 24 months. Again, pricing is unclear.

New Concord II™ Arrives at T-Mobile and MetroPCS

Packing the Right Balance between Must-Have Smartphone Features, Design and Affordability

Available online now at T-Mobile.com and in MetroPCS stores next week, the Concord II delivers even more value with a customizable Android experience

RICHARDSON, Texas, May 14, 2014 – ZTE USA, one of the fastest-growing smartphone manufacturers in North America, today announced the all-new T-Mobile® Concord II and ZTE Concord II for MetroPCS®, with an updated design and features. This user-friendly, sleek phone is available today with America’s Un-carrier at www.t-mobile.com for nothing down (with 24 monthly payments), no annual service contract, overages or hidden costs. Beginning May 19 at MetroPCS stores and online at www.metropcs.com, customers can experience the must-have smartphone features in the phone’s simple-to-use interface along with unlimited, no hidden fees, no annual contract rate plans starting at just $40.

With an elegant, sophisticated construction, which includes beveled edges and aluminum wrapping, the Concord II is an ideal for someone new to the smartphone experience or those just looking to have a well-constructed, super-responsive device without emptying their wallet. The new and improved version of the already popular ZTE Concord comes with nearly stock Android 4.3 Jelly Bean and offers a seamless experience for staying connected via text, email and your favorite websites.

Featuring a crisp 4” WVGA screen with Gorilla Glass 2.0, the Concord II includes a 1.2 GHz Dual-core Qualcomm processor, 5 MP rear camera with built in LED flash and 1GB of RAM (expandable to 32GB via MicroSD). The phone’s removable 1820mAh battery is capable of powering 6 hours of talk time, over 250 hours of standby time and charges quickly. The Concord II also offers excellent call quality thanks to a dual-microphone with noise suppression.

“The Concord II from ZTE offers that ideal combination of functionality and affordable pricing so consumers can stay connected with family and friends on a sleek device within their budget,” said Lixin Cheng, Chairman and CEO of ZTE USA. “With the arrival of the all-new Concord II at T-Mobile and MetroPCS, ZTE is able to continue our mission of giving consumers a range of choices through a wide variety of smartphone devices.”

Concord II technical specifications include:

  • OS: Android 4.3 Jelly Bean
  • Display: 4.0” TFT LCD, 16M colors / 480 x 800 WVGA
  • Processor: 1.2 GHz Dual Core Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM 8210
  • Camera: Rear-Facing 5 megapixel with auto focus and built in LED flash
  • Video: 720p video decode/encode at 15 fps
  • Battery: Lithium Ion 1820mAh battery with up to 6 hours of talk time (approx)
  • Dimensions: 4.96” x 2.56” x 0.43” Weight: 4.4oz
  • Memory: 1GB RAM / 4GB ROM; Supports microSD cards up to 32GB