ZTE Releases Two Budget Smartphones to the US Market

ZTE Anthem 4GSome phone makers are getting quite busy over the past few days. ZTE is one of them and the Chinese manufacturer is debuting a couple of cheap Android thrills to the US market. The ZTE Warp Sequent is arriving to the Boost Mobile and it’s a direct improvement to the earlier ZTE Warp. The phone still has the same 4.3” display and 4GB of onboard storage, but now the resolution is higher at 960 x 540 pixels. The Qualcomm Snapdragon S2 single-core processor has been boosted to 1.4GHz and the RAM is also larger at 768 MB.

The ZTE Anthem 4G is the latest budget offering from MetroPCS and it is particularly notable due to its status as ZTE’s first 4G (LTE) handset on US soil. The phone has a more modest hardware than the ZTE Warp Sequent, with 4.3” WVGA display, 1.2GHz Snapdragon dual-core processor, 512MB of RAM, 5Mp rear-facing camera (with 1080p video recording), 4GB of onboard storage and Android 4.0. At 13.7mm thick, the phone doesn’t look slim and tipping the scale at 190 grams, the ZTE Anthem 4G is obviously a weighty beast.