ZTE today announced that it is building on its relationship with Verizon by making a new smartphone available to Verizon customers in the form of the ZTE Blade Vantage. Not only is this the latest smartphone to be released as part of the ZTE Blade family, but it is also the first ZTE-branded phone to become available directly through Verizon. In addition, this is a smartphone that is by definition designed to be ultra affordable as the ZTE Blade Vantage is now available to buy through Verizon priced at only $49.99. A price point which ZTE highlights makes the Blade Vantage the most affordable prepaid smartphone currently available through Verizon.
With the Blade Vantage, ZTE and Verizon are looking to offer a smartphone that features a fairly competitive spec list considering its $49.99 price point. For example, the ZTE Blade Vantage is now confirmed as coming equipped with a 5-inch display along with a 854 x 480 resolution, while inside the Blade Vantage comes loaded with 2GB RAM, 16GB internal storage, and is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 210 quad-core processor. Additional features include a 2,500 mAh battery (listed to offer up to 8 hours of talk time off the charge), the option to expand the storage when needed via microSD (up to 256GB), Bluetooth 4.1, and Android 7.1 (Nougat) pre-installed.
Standard specs aside, one of the key areas that ZTE and Verizon are keen to promote with this entry-level smartphone is how it is capable of offerings customers a VoLTE and VoWiFi experience on a budget, in addition to also having the ability to use the Blade Vantage as a mobile hotspot where it can provide a signal when needed for up to ten devices at the same time. Although this is also being positioned as a camera-centric smartphone with ZTE suggesting that the combination of an 8-megapixel rear camera and a 2-megapixel front-facing camera results in some of the best value camera options currently available on a smartphone through Verizon at this price point. For those interested in finding out more about the ZTE Blade Vantage, as well as the option to buy, more information is available directly through Verizon's official online store.