Cricket Wireless and ZTE USA announced the ZTE Grand X Max+, a 6 inch phablet that will be available at Cricket Wireless stores and online beginning January 9 for $199.99.
The new phone is a replacement for and upgrade from last year's ZTE Grand X Max which Cricket has been offering for the last six months at the same $199.99 price. Compared with its predecessor, the Max+ keeps the same overall dimensions, weight, six inch 720 x 1280 px screen, SD card slot and non-removable 3200 mAh battery. But just about everything else gets upgraded, the processor is now a Snapdragon 400 instead of a Snapdragon 200, there's twice the internal memory at 16 GB and double the RAM at 2 GB. The main camera gets bumped from 8 MP to 13 MP. The biggest upgrade is probably that the Max+, unlike the Max, supports LTE. ZTE didn't skimp on the bands either with support for bands 2, 4, 5 and 17 which is all of AT&T's LTE bands. It's cat 4 LTE too with a maximum theoretical speed of 150.8 Mbit/s although that won't do you much good as Cricket limits LTE speeds to a mere 8 Mbps.
Other specs of the ZTE Grand X Max+ include:
- OS: Android 4.4
- CPU quad core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 MSM8926
- Internal memory 16 GB, 11.8 GB usable
- RAM: 2GB
- External memory: MicroSD slot supporting cards up to 32 GB
- Cameras: rear; 13 MB with 720p video capture, front 5 MP
- Screen 6" 720 x 1280 px TFT
- Network: GSM 850, 900, 1800, 1900 Mhz; UMTS 850, 1900 Mhz; LTE b2, b4, b5, b17
- WiFi: 802.11 b,g,n
- Battery 3200 mAh non-removable with quick charge support and up to 6.5 hours talk time
- Dimensions: 6.38" x 3.27 x 0.31 in Width 3.27" Depth 0.31"
- Weight 6.06 oz.
- Hearing aid compatibility: M4, T4
- Software features: Dolby Audio, Sharecare's AskMD
Source, image: Cricket Wireless via PRNewswire