ZTE today revealed its latest smartphone, the wallet-friendly ZMAX PRO, for MetroPCS. Powered by Android 6.0 Marshmallow, the phone is reported to be the “highest spec’d smartphone for less than $100”. And, when you look at the hardware bullet points, you’ll have a tough time arguing the point.

The ZTE ZMAX PRO packs a 6-inch 1080p HD display, 13-megapixel rear camera, and 32GB internal storage. To keep things moving along you find a 1.5GHz octa-core processor with 2GB RAM and a microSD expansion card slot for additional storage (up to 128GB).

Similar to its Axon 7 flagship phone, the ZMAX PRO employs a rear fingerprint reader; the plastic build, however, helps to keep costs in line. Other specifications include a 3,400mAh battery with USB-C and Quick Charge capability. This means not only plenty of time away from wall chargers, and only short bursts needed to juice back up.


The ZTE ZMAX PRO starts shipping August 1 and carries a $99 (after in-store rebate) price tag through MetroPCS. MetroPCS is a prepaid carrier which operates on the T-Mobile network.

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