ZTE has announced another smartphone in the US after the Blade Max 3, the Max XL. The Max XL will be available through Boost Mobile from Tuesday, May 2. The phone is priced at $129 (around Rs. 8,200).
The ZTE Max XL sports a phablet size 6-inch full-HD LCD display with 1920×1080 resolution and Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection. The highlight of the smartphone is its software that offers the latest Android 7.1.1 Nougat at such affordable price. Inside, the Max XL is powered by the latest 1.4GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 435 octa-core processor paired with 2GB RAM and 16GB inbuilt memory. The storage can be further expanded up to 128GB using a microSD card slot.
Unlike the Blade Max 3 that features dual rear camera setup, the Max XL has a 13-megapixel rear sensor with flash, and a 5-megapixel front camera for selfies and video calls. The fingerprint sensor is located on the back below the primary camera. The phone packs 3990mAh battery which is said to deliver up to 26.6 hours of talk time. Additionally, the Max XL for Boost Mobile will come with Sprint’s HPUE (High-Performance User Equipment Standard) technology that will provide faster network speed and increase coverage. Connectivity options include 4G LTE, USB Type-C port, Bluetooth v4.2, Wi-Fi, and 3.5mm headphone jack. The ZTE Max XL measures 165.1×83.82×9.3mm.
As reported by Gizbot, Lixin Cheng, the Chairman, and CEO of ZTE USA commenting on the announcement said, “The ZTE MAX XL is intended to show just how great an affordable premium device can be in 2017.We continue to push boundaries and give consumers more of what they want – bigger battery, bigger screen and the best connection possible – all at an affordable price. Consumers can get an excellent smartphone for under $130, and the MAX XL proves it.”