ZTE ZMax Pro, a $100 smartphone with unbelievably good specs, launched in the US

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A 100 US dollars is around Rs. 7,000. For that price, you can get phones like the Lenovo K5, the Xiaomi Redmi 2 Prime, or even the Microsoft Lumia 540 dual-SIM (if you are feeling particularly ambitious). What if we were to tell you that you can actually buy the Moto G4 Plus, with a six-inch screen, for that much. Well, say hello to the ZTE ZMax Pro. Launched in the US on Monday, the ZTE ZMax Pro, is a $100 smartphone with a 6-inch display and Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 SoC.

The phone’s 6-inch display outputs images at a Full-HD (1080p) resolution. Like we mentioned, it has a Snapdragon 617 SoC under-the-hood and comes with 2GB of RAM. The phone offers 32GB of internal storage space, with support for microSD cards. The phone has a large 3,400mAh battery and uses a USB Type-C connection for charging and data transfers. Do note that the Type-C is of the USB 2.0 variety and not USB 3.0.

The phone also comes with a 13-megapixel rear camera and a 5-megapixel front-facing one. The fingerprint scanner on the ZTE ZMax Pro sits on its rear. The phone is available exclusively via MetroPCS carrier in the US and pre-ordering it before August will actually fetch you a free leather case.

Do you want ZTE to launch this phone in India at the same price? Tell ZTE in the comments below. Our collective voice might just reach the US.


When Ershad is not killing dinosaur-sized mosquitoes with a vengeance using a make-believe shotgun, he writes/edits for Gear by MySmartPrice. He is also our resident karaoke star. Don’t encourage him to sing.

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