Chinese supplier ZTE launched its first Android smartphone for the prepaid carrier MetroPCS, which is filling out its entry-level Android lineup. Specs for the Score M include a 3.5-inch HVGA display, 600MHz processor, 3.2-megapixel camera and Android 2.3 Gingerbread. The Score M differs from the Score in the battery department, packing a 1,500mAh battery while the regular Score’s juice pack is 1,200mAh. Pricing for the ZTE Score M on MetroPCS is set at $49 after a $30 mail-in rebate.
“There is an increasing number of consumers that see how the functionality of a smartphone will enhance their lives, but still may not be prepared to commit fully to a costly device. Working with MetroPCS to offer these customers the ZTE Score M will allow them to have the smartphone experience at an incredible value.” – Lixin Cheng, ZTE USA CEO
Other Android phones in the carrier’s selection include two Huawei models at $19 and $29, a Samsung model with 800MHz processor at $49, a 600MHz HTC model at $89, and LG’s Esteem at $319 with 4G LTE, 1GHz processor and 4.3-inch screen.