The Sprint Vital has just gone official and it is a ZTE-made phone with a release date set for June 14th and an affordable $99 price on a two-year contract. One Benjamin buys you a handset with a 5-inch 720p IPS display and a 1.5GHz dual-core Snapdragon MSM8960 processor, running on Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean.
The Sprint Vital features a 13-megapixel main camera and a 1-megapixel front camera for video calls. The battery is 2460mAh and that should easily last you a day. Internal storage is 8GB and expandable via microSD cards of up to 64GB.
To get at the $99 price, though, you’d need to go through the lengthy procedure of a $50 mail-in rebate. Hit the full press release with all the tiny details about the Sprint Vital below.
Great news for budget-conscious customers: Sprint is about to launch a powerful smartphone that doesn't sacrifice performance or high-end capabilities for less than $100. Sprint Vital™ packs many of today's must-have features, including the latest version of Android™.
Priced at just $99.99 with a new line or eligible upgrade, two-year service agreement and $50 mail-in rebate (excluding taxes), Sprint Vital comes with the high-end features ever customer wants. It is available beginning Friday, June 14th, in all Sprint sales channels, including Sprint Stores, 1-800-SPRINT1, Web Sales, and Business Sales.
Built on Android 4.1.2, Jelly Bean, Sprint Vital comes with a 1.5GHz dual-core processor, 13-megapixel rear-facing camera with LED flash and video capture, 1-megapixel frontfacing camera and Sprint 4G LTE for surfing the Web at lightning-fast speeds.
Sprint Vital is also geared for gamers with a large 5-inch HD 1280 x 720 IPS display with break-resistant LCD and a 2,500 mAh removable lithium-ion battery that offers up to 15 hours talk time. To help take advantage of the built-in gaming capabilities, it comes preloaded with EA Mobile's Real Racing 3, offering trailblazing features, including officially licensed tracks, an expanded 22-car grid, and more than 45 meticulously detailed cars from makers like Porsche, Lamborghini, Dodge, Bugatti and Audi. Racing with friends gets kicked into another dimension with the reality-bending Time Shifted Multiplayer™ (TSM) technology.
Sprint Vital also keeps the Android experience closer to the way it was intended. This allows more freedom to customize your Android experience and enables enhanced performance with less clutter that could slow it down.
It is equipped with eco-friendly attributes, including Underwriters Laboratory Environment (ULE) Platinum Certification, the highest level of environmental performance recognized by sustainable requirements established by ULE and Sprint, and packaging that is 98 percent recyclable.
WHy would sprint get this phone? ZTE Flash and ZTE Force was quite unsuccessful. I dont see any point putting money into this phone. I would rather get few more nice messaging phones as Sprint doesnt have a great selection of msging phones.
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