The ZTE Flash is not dead and buried, but on the contrary, it is making its way to Sprint. Right now, it is not called the ZTE Flash due to sensitivities in the US market (remember how the government was recommended to drop ZTE and Huawei from all contracts because they were suspected of spying?), but rather, has been renamed to a more US-friendly moniker simply known as the Sprint Flash. Originally marked for an October 14th release date, that did not happen, but better late than never, right? The Sprint Flash is tipped to arrive in stores later this November, carrying a 4.5-inch touchscreen display, a 12-megapixel camera at the back with a 1-megapixel shooter in front, running on a 1.5GHz dual-core processor which is accompanied by 1GB RAM, 8GB of internal memory, 4G LTE support, Sprint ID, and a 1,730 mAh battery.
Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich will be tied to the Sprint Flash right out of the box, and we do not have word as to whether the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update is in the pipeline or not. No idea on whether the Sprint Flash’s display will carry 720p HD resolution and will it run on the Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 unit processor, but we do hope that all will be revealed in due time. The Sprint Flash ought to retail for a mere $129.99 after a $50 mail-in rebate on a 2-year contract if you are interested, clearly placing it somewhere in the mid-range scheme of things.
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