Phones just keep coming through T-Mobile like hotcakes, and that isn’t exactly a bad thing. Now, T-Mobile does get high end phones, but not very often. Usually only when a new flagship device comes out from Samsung, Apple, LG, or HTC. I think we can all agree that T-Mobile is great for low end to mid range phones as it’ll help customers save money from buying only high end devices.
Launching on August 13th, T-Mobile will be selling the ZTE Z820 Obsidian phone in gray (gray being the back cover). The Obsidian comes with a 4.5″ display, Android 5.1 Lollipop installed, a 5 megapixel rear facing camera, a 2 megapixel front facing camera, WiFi calling, 4G LTE (Band 12 support), 4GB of internal storage and an expansion slot supporting up to 32GB. It does come with a quad core processor, but isn’t stated as to which one. It could end up being the Snapdragon 210 or the Snapdragon 410 chipset. Battery is set to 1,800mAh, which should hopefully get you through the day if you’re not a heavy user. As far as pricing goes, the Obsidian comes in at $99.
One thing that may end up confusing people, if not all customers buying this phone is the fact that there’s really only a home capacitive button, but two dots on the left and right side of the home button. The dot on the left is the back capacitive button, while the right side is the menu capacitive button. As to why ZTE did this is beyond me. If they’re trying to start a new trend, they might want to think again.
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Last Updated on November 27, 2018.