Sprint is testing a device from ZTE tentatively called the Quantum with model number N8910, Android Police learned recently. The Quantum has mid to high-end specs with its 5" 720p screen, a dual-core 1.5GHz Snapdragon S4, a 13MP camera, NFC, and Sprint's 4G LTE.
The device runs Android 4.1.2, which isn't currently the latest iteration of Android, but in line with most newer devices on the market today outside of the Nexus line and the Galaxy S4.
The lack of 2GB of RAM, 802.11ac Wi-Fi, and something like an S4 Pro (or newer) upgrade separate the Pro from the current flagships, but then again - did anyone really expect a ZTE phone on Sprint to suddenly blow everyone else out of the water?
Here's the full rundown of the specs we were able to gather from the anonymous tipster and the set of AnTuTu benchmark screens:
- 5" 720p screen (320 dpi) with "terribad viewing angles," according to our tipster
- Dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 MSM8960 @ 1.5GHz with Adreno 225 graphics
- 1GB RAM
- 1.5GB ROM + 4GB internal memory (based on AnTuTu screenshots)
- 13.0 MP rear camera
- 0.9 MP front-facing camera
- Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n dual-band
- Jelly Bean (Android 4.1.2)
- 3 capacitive buttons - no virtual buttons for you
- Sprint 4G LTE
- Could be a global phone as it has a SIM slot, whereas Sprint has always done embedded SIMs for LTE before.
And now for the photo session: