Virgin Mobile Intros Affordable ZTE Awe and 5-Inch LTE-Enabled ZTE Supreme

Both smartphones are now available for purchase without contract

By on September 12th, 2013 19:01 GMT

Virgin Mobile, a subsidiary of Sprint, has just added two new Android smartphones to its portfolio, ZTE Awe and Supreme. Neither requires contract, so customers can get them without any strings attached.

The cheaper of the two is the ZTE Awe, which is priced at only $99 (€75). It ships with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean operating system out of the box and a 1,650 mAh Li-Ion battery that should provide up to 11 hours of talk time or up to 6 days of standby time.

Hardware-wise, ZTE Awe is pretty decent considering the fact that you can purchase it for under $100 (€75) outright. The smartphone is equipped with a dual-core Qualcomm processor clocked at 1.2 GHz and packs 1GB of RAM and 4GB of internal memory.

Users will be able to further expand storage up to 32GB via microSD memory card. The Awe sports a medium-size 4-inch capacitive touchscreen display that supports 480 x 800 pixels resolution.

On the back, it comes with a 5-megapixel photo snapper, while on the front there’s a 1-megapixel camera for video calls and self-portraits.

The second Android smartphone introduced by Virgin Mobile USA is the ZTE Supreme. This one has a bit more to offer, thus it’s been priced much higher at $300 (€225) off-contract.

The Supreme is powered by Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean platform and packs a more powerful 1.5 GHz dual-core. No word on the amount of RAM and storage, but the carrier confirmed the smartphone features microSD card slot for memory expansion (up to 64GB).

It also boasts a large 5-inch capacitive touchscreen display and an improved 13-megapixel rear-facing camera with autofocus, LED flash and full HD (1080p) video recording.

ZTE Supreme offers 4G LTE support as well, along with a high-capacity 2,500 that should provide up to 15 hours of talk time or up to 11 days of standby time.

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