interactive tutorial for the ZTE branded flip has appeared on the devicebits.com site that TracFone uses to host help files for its phones. The tutorial includes a photo of the phone along with a link to its User Guide.
The new phone is called the ZTE Cymbal T LTE. It has a device ID of Z252VL. TracFone uses the "VL" suffix for LTE phones that run on the Verizon network. The user guide lists the following specifications for the phone:
- Operating system Android 5.1.1 (Lollipop)
- Handset standards LTE/CDMA
- Dimensions (H × W × D) 4.72" (H) x 2.40" (W) x 0.72" (D)
- Weight 5.82 oz. (with battery)
- Internal Display 3.5" 480 x 320
- External Display 0.96" 128 x 64
- Camera Rear 5 MP AF; Front 2 MP
- Internal memory ROM: 8GB, RAM: 1 GB
- Removable memory card Supports microSDHC card up to 32 GB
- Battery 1,800 mAh (removable)
- Continuous idle time Up to 6 days
- Continuous talk time Up to 10 hours
- WAP browser version WAP 2.0
- Bluetooth BT 4.1
- HAC M4/T4
Android flip phones are pretty rare, Samsung has one, but it's only available in Asia. Assuming it's released, ZTE Cymbal will be the first Android flip available in the US. Phones that appear on devicebits usually go on sale anywhere from a few days to many months later but sometimes they never see the light of day.
I'm all for smartphones with form factors other than the ubiquitous glass slab. I'm not sure how much of a demand there is for an Android flip phone, but it definitely has some novelty value.
Source Devicebits via Turk Forums.