Nowadays, you don’t need to spend upwards of $400 or more on a reliable smartphone, as more manufacturers are releasing viable options under $200. The Moto G5 lineup is the first of these to come to mind, but ZTE is looking to get in the fun with a new sub-$100 smartphone.


The ZTE Blade Spark has been announced with a price of $99, and features a rather impressive spec sheet for the price. No, you won’t find the top of the line processor or 6GB of RAM, but you do get a respectable 5.5-inch display.

ZTE Blade Spark Specs:

  • 5.5-inch 720p Display
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 SoC
  • 2GB RAM
  • 16GB Expandable Storage
  • 5MP Front Camera
  • 16MP Rear Camera
  • 3,140mAh Battery
  • Android 7.1.1 Nougat
  • Fingerprint Scanner (Rear-mounted)

Additionally, the Blade Spark is powered by the Snapdragon 425 SoC, coupled with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of expandable storage. Now, there is a catch with the device, as it will only be offered through the new AT&T PREPAID plans, but for $99, that’s a deal that is tough to beat.

Plus, did I mention there’s a fingerprint scanner? That’s absurd for a phone that’s just $99, and is definitely worth checking out if you’re in the market for a budget device.

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