The phone will be delivered with Android 4.0 ICS out of the box
Chinese handset maker ZTE plans to launch a high-end Android phone in the US for several months now.Dubbed ZTE Flash, the smartphone leaked for the first time back in July, but the device has yet to make it to market.
However, in the last couple of days more information on the ZTE Flash leaked online, which suggests the device is about to get released in the US.
It appears that the ZTE Flash will be available for purchase via Sprint for only 130 USD (100 EUR) with a new two-year agreement.
Unfortunately, we don’t have any info on the phone’s exact release date, but we know it will arrive at some point this month. No word on the suggested retail price of ZTE Flash either, but we will keep an eye out for this one.
Hardware-wise, ZTE Flash is quite alright for a high-end smartphone. The handset is said to come equipped with a powerful 1.5 GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor, 1GB of RAM and 8GB of internal memory.
The amount of storage can be further expanded up to 32GB via microSD memory card. In addition, ZTE Flash boasts an impressive 4.5-inch IPS HD capacitive touchscreen display that supports 720 x 1280 pixels resolution and 16 million colors.
Another strong point of the ZTE Flash is the 12.6-megapixel photo snapper on the back. Although it does have a rather peculiar number of megapixels, it’s said to feature autofocus, LED flash and full HD (1080p) video recording. The phone also comes with a secondary 1-megapixel front-facing camera for video calls.
For the time being, the smartphone has been confirmed to ship with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system out of the box, but we hope ZTE will offer a Jelly Bean upgrade in the future. Stay tuned for more updates on the matter.