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.