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ZTE Blade X2 Max release might still happen at Cricket, full specs revealed

ZTE Blade X2 Max release might still happen at Cricket, full specs revealed
ZTE’s nightmare might technically be over, as a catastrophic ban on all US imports was lifted once the company reached a costly settlement with the Department of Commerce. The high-end Axon 9 Pro proves this smartphone manufacturer is not ready to throw in the towel in Europe, but it remains to be seen exactly what’s coming to North America by the end of the year.

Anyone remember a mid-range ZTE Blade X2 Max rendered all the way back in February en route to prepaid carrier Cricket Wireless? Believe it or not, that thing may still be on the table, as suggested by newly unearthed FCC regulatory documents.

While the company originally filed the paperwork on March 23, several revealing docs only became publicly available last week. Incredibly enough, these include both external and internal photos of the unreleased device, as well as a complete users manual.

The latter contains a full spec sheet, with plenty of interesting stuff listed there for what we expect to be very reasonably priced. The highlight is undoubtedly a massive 4,080 mAh battery, rated at “up to 30 hours” of endurance between charges in “continuous talk time.”

Like the first-gen Blade X Max, which is still sold by Cricket starting at a crazy low $80, the ZTE Blade X2 Max will sport a large 6-inch display with 1920 x 1080 (Full HD) resolution and a conventional 16:9 aspect ratio.

But somehow, the Blade X2 Max is lighter, slightly narrower, and thinner than its predecessor, while retaining a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner, and doubling the number of cameras mounted on its back. You’re looking at 16 and 2MP imaging sensors this time around, as well as a decent 8MP selfie shooter.

Running Android 8.0 Oreo on the software side of things, the ZTE Blade X2 Max doesn’t look like an amazing multitasker, with 2GB RAM onboard, but you could definitely do worse than a 32GB internal storage space and microSD card slot setup. 

Still, it’s important to remember there are no guarantees this thing will ever see the light of day. But ZTE became popular in the US thanks primarily to ultra-affordable handsets sold through prepaid operators like Cricket, so the odds arguably seem in favor of an impending Blade X2 Max release.

source: FCC via Phone Scoop

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