On Wednesday a new smartphone has been launched by ZTE, China-based mobile company, that promises high end features but at a lower price. Codenamed as Redbull, the new Android based smartphone is entering China with a quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor and 5-inch 720p HD display. It also sports a 13-megapixel rear-facing camera, and 5-megapixel front-facing camera. The smartphone will be available in five color options with two variants — a “Youth” version boasting 1GB of RAM and 4GB of storage and an “Energy” version with 2GB RAM and 8GB storage capacity.
The major advantage here with the smartphone is its price that is exceptionally under budget. For the Youth version its $113, while the Energy option is for $135. China, running the biggest economy of the world has become a major battleground for smartphone companies. Companies that are based in China like ZTE and Xiaomi are catering to a large segment of market by delivering devices with higher-end specs and affordable pricing. ZTE, which delivers handsets and wireless services across the world, is also trying to mark their presence in the US economy from long. Lawmakers, however, have rebuffed ZTE’s attempts to bring its products to the US over fears that its efforts might provide a conduit for Chinese espionage.
Though ZTE doesn’t agree with such claims, lawmakers in the US are stick to their decision so far. Presently the Redbull is available in China but no information has been shared by ZTE regarding the global availability of the smartphone.