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ZTE Tempo Go costs $80 and is one of the first Android Go phones

During MWC 2018, we're getting a look at some of the first devices launching under Google's Android Go initiative.

For customers in the United States, the first Android Go phone they'll be able to buy is the ZTE Tempo Go.

Looking at the Tempo Go's specs, there's nothing here that's all that impressive. The screen measures in at 5-inches with a resolution of 480 x 854 and Qualcomm's Snapdragon 210 and 1GB of RAM power the show. There's 8GB of onboard storage (expandable up to 32GB), 5MP rear camera, 2MP selfie camera, and a 2,200 mAh battery.

Other tidbits for the Tempo Go include a 3.5mm headphone jack, microUSB port, 4G LTE connectivity, and Bluetooth 4.2.

Before you shrug this off as just another cheap Android phone, there are a couple important things to take note of. First, the ZTE Tempo Go costs just $80. Second, since it's an Android Go phone, it's running a lightweight, stock version of Android Oreo and is promised to receive software updates in a timely manner – something you don't often see with Android handsets in this price bracket.

The ZTE Tempo Go is available for purchase on ZTE's website now, but at the time of publishing this article, it's currently listed as "sold out."

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Joe Maring was a Senior Editor for Android Central between 2017 and 2021. You can reach him on Twitter at @JoeMaring1.

13 Comments
  • Might be the perfect phone for my mom.
  • Keep in mind that ZTE and Hauwei were the two phone manufacturers that the US government suggested against using because of their concern of spyware built in. Not saying you shoulf take that advice or not, just thought I'd mention it since Huawei was the one that got most of the news. The Moto X 4 is another option, but it's only on Project Fi.
  • And yet they didn't show the smallest scrap of actual evidence... Propaganda machine is real.
  • The. NSA. Does. The. Exact. Same. Thing. The CCP does not need to spy on any of us. We are simply average Americans
  • I'm pretty sure ZTE and Huawei are not a bit concern when my 65 year old mom takes her Metamucil... SMH People always worried about other countries and don't bat an eye at this country's abuse of selling your information.
  • Even with Android Go, I feel this will be unbearably slow. There are much better options out there for the price. 
  • Much better phones for $80?
  • New banana phone?
  • They said better, not just other.
  • It's "The Matrix" phone... Reloaded! What else is better? 😜
  • Yeah, and we all know how Matrix sequels turn out lol.
  • better options? here are the three super-cheap phones http://tech360.asia/top-3-super-cheap-smart-phones-now-google-android-go/ that supports Android Go if user want to save a lot of their money instead of buying high-end smart phones.
  • Where is Axon 9 at?