Top-shelf ZTE Vital leaks for Sprint; Real Racing 3 is pre-installed

Top-shelf ZTE Vital leaks for Sprint; Real Racing 3 is pre-installed
Press images, a video and some specs have been revealed for a phone called the ZTE Vital which apparently is heading to Sprint. The device is expected to offer a 5 inch HD screen of unknown resolution, a dual-core 1.5GHz processor, 1GB of RAM and 8GB of native storage that can be expanded using a microSD slot. A 13MP camera is on back and a rather nice sized 2500mAh battery powers up the device. The phone will have Android 4.1 installed and from the looks of things, it could be a stock version of Android that is on the phone.

The ZTE Vital will have connectivity with Sprint's 4G LTE pipeline. There is no word on pricing or exactly when we might see this model launched. Considering that you will find this unit in the high-end section of your typical Sprint store, it's takes a lot of chutzpah to go after other top-shelf models like the HTC One and the Samsung Galaxy S4. If there is one thing that this upstart Chinese manufacturer has, it's chutzpah.

Real Racing 3 comes pre-loaded on the phone, which will offer NFC support. If you're looking for a well spec'd model that is a bit off the beaten path, the ZTE Vital fits that definition perfectly. Check out the video below and you might find this model a (ahem) vital part of your everyday mobile lineup.

source: YouTube, Engadget via AndroidCentral

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  • Display 5.0" 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus, Dual-core, 1500 MHz
  • Storage 8 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2500 mAh(15h talk time)



1. Cha7520

Posts: 222; Member since: Oct 31, 2010

1.5 Dual? Fail

2. Shatter

Posts: 2036; Member since: May 29, 2013

It could be an intel atom.

3. dorianb

Posts: 617; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

Except for the 5inch screen "HD" screen I don't see what so 'High-End' about it. Oh wait, Sprint.

4. g2a5b0e unregistered

I agree with the above comments, but even if it's an Intel Atom powering this device (which I severely doubt), that 1GB of RAM puts this device out of the running for top-shelf/high-end period.

5. Ruckus

Posts: 286; Member since: Oct 20, 2011

Wtf Sprint!! Still no WP8 models but you'll release garbage ZTE models??

7. HASHTAG unregistered

"Later this summer." Sprint's words on WP8. Wouldn't surprise me if they actually waited until the last day of summer to release it.

8. Ruckus

Posts: 286; Member since: Oct 20, 2011

Its driving me insane really.. my wife has the Lumia 822 on VZW while I sport the Motorola Photon on Sprint. Trust me when I say her phone crushes mine in every category :-/

6. Yankchef

Posts: 76; Member since: Feb 03, 2012

Unless it's 2012 for some reason, this is no way a top tier phone

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