Cricket Wireless will get the ZTE Blade X2 Max this year at some point according to a new rumor which alleges the phone will be headed to the AT&T-owned wireless network. While the rumor does mention that Cricket will get the Blade X2 Max, which is shown in the image below, it's still completely unclear when the device will launch on the network though it is suspected that Cricket could begin selling the device sometime in the Spring as this is when the Blade X Max launched on the network last year.
Also unclear are the specs, but from the image below there are a few details that can be picked up about the phone's physical design. Like all smartphones these days the Blade X2 Max will come with a front-facing camera, and instead of making full use of the display for all interaction save for the power and volume buttons, the navigation keys are capacitive and will reside just below the display for when you want to go back to the home screen, go back one screen, or open up the recents menu. While it's not unheard of for companies to still use this style of design for the nav keys, it is much more uncommon now as most devices have on-screen buttons for the same functions.
The power button and volume buttons are on the right side of the phone's frame, which is pretty typical for most phones that are sold in the U.S., and that means the phone either has a SIM card slot on the left side of the phone frame or it likely fits under the back cover, assuming it would be removable. Based on the image it also looks like the phone will come in a Black color, and that's likely to be the only color offered which means interested consumers will not have choice in this particular area. Though no pricing or availability information has been announced yet, the Blade X Max wasn't too expensive, coming to retail at $150 when it initially launched, so the pricing will probably be close to this for the second generation model of this device from ZTE.