The first Android Go smartphone launched in the US goes on sale for $80

The first Android Go smartphone launched in the US goes on sale for $80
Unveiled back in February at Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2018, ZTE's first Android Go smartphone, the Tempo Go is now available for purchase in the United States. Apparently, this is also the first Android Go smartphone to be released in the US.

Customers can grab this affordable handset for just $80, which quite a steal considering it comes with Android Oreo. Well, a lighter version that's been specifically optimized to work on smartphones with 1GB RAM or lower.

Specs-wise, ZTE Tempo Go is far from being impressive. The phone is equipped with a 1.1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 210 processor, 1GB Ram, and 8GB expandable storage. Also, it sports a 5-inch display with FWVGA (480 x 854 pixels) resolution, a 5-megapixel rear camera and a secondary 2-megapixel camera in the front for selfies.

ZTE's entry-level phone is powered by a 2,200 mAh battery that promises to offer up to 12 hours of talk time or 220 hours of standby time. It also offers decent connectivity features such as Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and even LTE support. If you plan on getting one and use it on a certain network, you should check with your carrier since the ZTE Tempo Go supports both GSM and CDMA bands.

source: ZTE

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8 Comments

1. kindlefireowner

Posts: 504; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

Made by ZTE or Huawei makes it a "No".

3. antroid

Posts: 386; Member since: Jan 24, 2018

If you don't like just don't buy it

5. ImperialDynamics

Posts: 84; Member since: Nov 30, 2012

i agree about the former (ZTE), i disagree about the latter (Huawei). Huawei makes great phones.

2. rouyal

Posts: 1573; Member since: Jan 05, 2018

I think the Android Go thing is interesting. I’d like to see what phones come out of it, and where the future goes.

4. tallmatt81

Posts: 71; Member since: Dec 22, 2016

ZTE makes good phones, people just hate on them since they aren't $900

6. Linn_Drum

Posts: 79; Member since: Mar 21, 2018

No one picking this up then??

7. smoked_2na unregistered

Grandma is going to use it as a phone, just voice communication, that's why they call it a phone. The handset could be made by eskimos, doesn't matter, you can't complain about the price. I'm in!

8. smoked_2na unregistered

Pulled the trigger when phonearena posted this article.

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