Cricket and ZTE launches Android smartphone that costs only $50 without contract, free after mail-in rebate
High-end phones are cool but fancy features and cutting-edge technological solutions are pricy. If you are looking for an affordable phone with decent specs, you may want to check out the latest addition to Cricket’s portfolio. The carrier together with Chinese company ZTE launched an Android smartphone that costs only $50 without contract, and can be yours free after $50 mail-in rebate. Ladies and gentlemen, meet the ZTE Overture 2.
ZTE Overture 2 for Cricket is free after $50 mail-in rebate
To be more exact, the ZTE Overture 2 is priced at $49.99 and since Cricket Wireless is a prepaid carrier, you won’t have to sign any long-term agreements. Moreover, if you take advantage of Cricket’s $50 mail-in rebate, you will be able to get the phone for free.
The Overture 2 is a successor of the ZTE Overture which was released two years ago at Aio Wireless. Like its predecessor, the Overture 2 has textures back panel but general design is greatly improved – it has less rounded corners and thinner frame which measures 0.39 inches (the Overture was 0.46 inches thick).
However, it’s not only the exterior that was improved. The second generation Overture screen grew from 4 to 4.5 inches and offers 854×480 resolution. Inside the handset is a Snapdragon 410 SoC which is still clocked at 1.2GHz but now has four cores instead of two. The phone comes with 8GB of internal memory, which is twice as much as the Overture offered, and has a microSD card slot which allows to expand storage up to 32GB.
The Overture 2 is equipped with a 5-megapixel rear camera with 720p video capture as well as a user-facing camera which can snap photos at VGA quality. Other key features include 1GB of RAM, Quick Charge technology from Qualcomm, Dolby Audio for improved sound quality and a few Cricket-branded apps. The device is powered by a larger 2,100 mAh battery and ships with the latest version of Android OS – the 5.0 Lollipop iteration.
The ZTE Overture 2 is obviously an entry-level device; however, compared to its predecessor, it comes with several important improvements. Moreover, its super affordable no-contract price and the fact that it runs the latest version of Android software makes it an interesting offering. You can order the handset from Cricket website.
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