Fresh off the launch of the ZMAX, ZTE is back with another giant phone, the Grand XMAX which comes in at 6-inches and is bound for Cricket priced at $199.99. It'll be available online and in store from October 10, and for your money you're getting a 1280x720 resolution display, a 1.2GHz Snapdragon 200 CPU, 1GB of RAM and 8GB of onboard storage with a microSD card slot.

Rounding out the headline specs are the 8MP rear camera, 1MP front camera and 3200mAh battery with support for Qualcomm Quick Charge 1.0. On the software side the Grand XMAX runs Android 4.4 KitKat with what looks to be a decent amount of customization over the top.

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So, the Grand XMAX is offering up a large smartphone experience to the more budget driven smartphone buyer. There are some preloaded apps like Peel Smart Remote, Evernote, Kindle and Kingsoft Office and as an added bonus to folks switching from T-Mobile or MetroPCS, Cricket is offering $100 bill credit.

Check out the full press release below.

ZTE Grand™ X Max Debuts at Cricket Wireless

Quad-core processor and 6-inch high definition screen gives Fall TV fanatics something to smile about

Atlanta, GA., October 7, 2014 – Cricket Wireless announces the launch of its second phablet, the ZTE Grand X Max. Priced at $199.99, the ZTE Grand X Max will be available in Cricket stores nationwide and HYPERLINK "http://www.cricketwireless.com"online starting October 10th. Whether you're an on-the-go mom, a super social user, a business user, or a value seeker wanting the advantages of a larger smartphone, this is the device for you.

Just in time for the fall TV season, the ZTE Grand X Max comes equipped with a 6-inch high definition screen and a quad-core processor that delivers a powerful streaming experience, allowing users to watch football or their favorite prime time television series on-the-go with ease.

The phablet comes pre-loaded with HYPERLINK "https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=tv.peel.app" Peel Smart Remote, the ultimate entertainment companion that personalizes TV recommendations based on viewing habits and can be paired with your home entertainment system or mobile device.
In addition, users will have access to other useful apps like Kindle, Evernote and Kingsoft Office, along with many more in the Google Play Store. Other features are:

  • Large 3,200 mAh battery with Qualcomm® Quick Charge™ 1.0 for less time charging and more time doing
  • Up to 8 GB internal storage and additional memory up to 32 GB via microSD
  • 8 MP auto-focus camera with LED flash and HD video
  • 1MP front facing camera for selfies and video chat
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon™ 1.2 GHz quad-core processor for faster productivity, content streaming and gaming
  • Android KitKat 4.4 operating system with the tools to help keep your mobile life organized

For people seeking even more fall deals, Cricket continues to offer a $100 bill credit** to customers who make the switch from any from T-Mobile and MetroPCS to Cricket Wireless through October 19. In addition, to help satisfy the demand for high-speed data Cricket's Basic, Smart and Pro plans now offer, for a limited time, the same low plan prices with even more high-speed data access***.

About the new Cricket Wireless

Cricket is bringing consumers more value with a simple, friendly, and reliable nationwide wireless experience with no annual contract. The power of Cricket is our nationwide 4G LTE network that covers more than 300 million people; easy and affordable unlimited plans that are all in with taxes and fees included – no surprises; annual loyalty rewards; and a great selection of phones customers love. Cricket, Something to Smile About. Cricket is a subsidiary of AT&T Inc. Coverage not available everywhere.