ZTE Concord II hits T-Mobile today, MetroPCS next week

ZTE has today announced the Concord 2 for both T-Mobile and MetroPCS in the US. The original Concord successor comes with an updated design and feature set and will be available from May 19th at affordable pricing points on both carriers.

The device itself packs a punch with Android 4.3 (Jelly Bean](http://www.androidcentral.com/jelly-bean)), a 4.0-inch LCD display, 1.2 GHz dual-core Snapdragon processor, 5-MP camera, 1 GB RAM, 4 GB internal storage (with microSD support) and a 1820 mAh battery.

The Concord is listed for $150 on T-Mobile (product page isn't quite live for us just yet) and MetroPCS pricing is to be confirmed when the handset launches on the MVNO (mobile virtual network operator) soon.

RICHARDSON, Texas, May 14, 2013 – ZTE USA, one of the fastest-growing smartphone manufacturers in North America, today announced the all-new T-Mobile® Concord II and ZTE Concord II for MetroPCS®, with an updated design and features. This user-friendly, sleek phone is available today with America's Un-carrier at www.t-mobile.com for nothing down (with 24 monthly payments), no annual service contract, overages or hidden costs. Beginning May 19 at MetroPCS stores and online at www.metropcs.com, customers can experience the must-have smartphone features in the phone's simple-to-use interface along with unlimited, no hidden fees, no annual contract rate plans starting at just $40.

With an elegant, sophisticated construction, which includes beveled edges and aluminum wrapping, the Concord II is an ideal for someone new to the smartphone experience or those just looking to have a well-constructed, super-responsive device without emptying their wallet. The new and improved version of the already popular ZTE Concord comes with nearly stock Android 4.3 Jelly Bean and offers a seamless experience for staying connected via text, email and your favorite websites.

Featuring a crisp 4" WVGA screen with Gorilla Glass 2.0, the Concord II includes a 1.2 GHz Dual-core Qualcomm processor, 5 MP rear camera with built in LED flash and 1GB of RAM (expandable to 32GB via MicroSD). The phone's removable 1820mAh battery is capable of powering 6 hours of talk time, over 250 hours of standby time and charges quickly. The Concord II also offers excellent call quality thanks to a dual-microphone with noise suppression.

"The Concord II from ZTE offers that ideal combination of functionality and affordable pricing so consumers can stay connected with family and friends on a sleek device within their budget," said Lixin Cheng, Chairman and CEO of ZTE USA. "With the arrival of the all-new Concord II at T-Mobile and MetroPCS, ZTE is able to continue our mission of giving consumers a range of choices through a wide variety of smartphone devices."

Concord II technical specifications include:

  • OS: Android 4.3 Jelly Bean
  • Display: 4.0" TFT LCD, 16M colors / 480 x 800 WVGA
  • Processor: 1.2 GHz Dual Core Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM 8210
  • Camera: Rear-Facing 5 megapixel with auto focus and built in LED flash
  • Video: 720p video decode/encode at 15 fps
  • Battery: Lithium Ion 1820mAh battery with up to 6 hours of talk time (approx)
  • Dimensions: 4.96" x 2.56" x 0.43" Weight: 4.4oz
  • Memory: 1GB RAM / 4GB ROM; Supports microSD cards up to 32GB

For additional information on the Concord II features and pricing, please visit www.zteusa.com, www.t-mobile.com or www.metropcs.com.

 

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ZTE Concord II hits T-Mobile today, MetroPCS next week

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How can a new phone launch at this point without KitKat? Even budget buyers deserve the current version of Android. It's not like KitKat just came out. This doesn't bode well for future updates for this handset.

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"packs a punch"...hahaha
This is where Motorola gets it right. KitKat right out of the box with promise of at least one Android version update.

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Other than 4.4 which effectively ruins the SD card usage for such a small phone, and a 4.3" screen, wtf are you talking about? And its only $150.00...since its T-Mobile, there's no contract...thats $500.00 cheaper than my M8
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There are already apps which only run on kk. I bet it will be critical to be on it in a year. Like you needed ics to run lots of stuff but jb wasn't needed for much.

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There is no doubt in my mind that KitKat will be critical to run many apps in the not too distant future. It won't be too long until everything switches over to ART and millions of people pre KitKat will be left behind when it comes to updates.

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Why am I the only one who noticed the back of this phone looking exactly like a very popular phone model made by another manufacturer, like exactly?
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The only thing this has on the Moto E is the camera. Everything else is better on the Moto E and the Moto E costs less...

I have this phone. IT SUCKS BAD. Nothing works right. Poorly designed. Glitchy. Never mind the specs. It is a frustrating, piece of crap, worse than the very first smart phone that ever came out. YOU WILL HAVE TO RETURN IT.