While some companies are racing to implement more and more megapixels on their devices, ZTE goes ahead and develops a camera-free phone. Dubbed ZTE MR1, the handset was certified by the Chinese Industry and Information Technology authority on September 26th.
It runs Android and relies on a dual core 1.2 GHz processor, while also featuring a 4.7 inch 540 x 960 pixel display. It can work on GSM and TD-SCDMA networks and comes with 1 GB of RAM, 4 GB of storage and a chassis that’s 10.3 mm in thickness. The product weighs 120 grams and it comes in black only. We’re expecting the release of this device in China alone and this model doesn’t seem to have an inspired design.
I’m expecting it to cost $100 or maybe $120, but no more than that. It may also be a sign that ZTE is headed towards an Android One partnership with a bit of luck. In the current society, the lack of a camera sounds like a killer aspect for a phone, but if the price is low enough, this may be a proper second phone for some people.