ZTE Obsidian coming to T-Mobile 13th August

It seems as though the MT6753 and the more entry-level MT6735 are here to stay.

The newest phone to feature the chipset is ZTE’s Obsidian. Needless to say, it’s an entry-level handset which probably won’t be your main daily phone. Available via T-Mobile, you can either have it for US$99.99 all in, or through a 24-month US$4.17/mo contract.

Like mentioned earlier, the Obsidian is quite an entry-level handset. It has a 4.5-inch 854 x 480p display, 1GB of RAM and (a rather paltry) 4GB of storage. With that, there’s a 5 mega-pixel rear camera and a 2 mega-pixel front camera, and lastly an 1800mAh battery. The MT6735, if you aren’t aware, is a 1.3GHz quad-core 64-bit processor.

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Thanks to the on-board modem on the SoC, the Obsidian supports 4G LTE networks.

ZTE does seem to have shifted its focus to the American market. After all, only recently did it announce the ‘made for USA’ Axon phone, more about which you can read here.

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  1. August 8, 2015

    Huuuuuuuuuuuge ugly bezels.

  2. The Special Juan
    August 8, 2015

    Entry level like it’s 2012…mmmm….

  3. balcobomber25
    August 9, 2015

    I never have been able to understand ZTE’s US plans. They entered the US a few years ago and all thy sell is crap like this. Why not bring the Nubia series over??

    • Dante
      August 9, 2015

      Well they brought Axon to the Usa and people mostly see this as good value mobile phones for the Usa – Usually a phpne with good specs unlocked for a small price is a rarity amongst them and zte are popular for their budget phones there

      • balcobomber25
        August 9, 2015

        Unlocked phones in the US are getting more popular due to the success of Alcatel and Blu. With services like Tmobile going to an exclusive no contract model, unlocked phones will start to get more and more popular as people realize they don’t need to pay $80-100 a month for service. That is why phones like the OnePlus sold so well in the US.