We’ve known for a while now that ZTE has been working on a new wearable device. Reports suggested that it was going to offer an affordable smartwatch powered by Android Wear 2.0. ZTE has officially announced its latest product today, it’s the Quartz smartwatch, and it will be released later this month.
The ZTE Quartz is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 2100 processor coupled with 768MB of RAM and 4GB of onboard storage. Powered by Android Wear 2.0, it features a 500mAh battery, a built-in speaker and mic, GPS and LTE connectivity, and happens to be water resistant. ZTE Quartz also features a 400×400 1.4 inch AMOLED display.
The smartwatch itself has been fashioned out of metal and features removable watch bands that allow users to customize the look to their preference. Features missing from the smartwatch include wireless charging, a heart rate sensor, and NFC which means it’s not compatible with Android Pay.
ZTE has confirmed that the Quartz is exclusive to T-Mobile at this point in time so it’s unclear if it’s going to be offered by any other carrier as well. T-Mobile is selling it for $199 outright or $192 on its payment plans.
T-Mobile is going to start selling the ZTE Quartz from April 14th online and sales will begin in its store from April 21st.