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ZTE Quartz smartwatch merges cellular connectivity with sub-$200 pricing

ZTE Quartz smartwatch merges c...
The ZTE Quartz will ring up for US$192 on T-Mobile (USA)
The ZTE Quartz will ring up for US$192 on T-Mobile (USA)
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The ZTE Quartz will ring up for US$192 on T-Mobile (USA)
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The ZTE Quartz will ring up for US$192 on T-Mobile (USA)
The watch has a 1.4-in AMOLED display
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The watch has a 1.4-in AMOLED display

If price is the only thing that's kept you from buying a smartwatch, Chinese smartphone-maker ZTE will soon have a new budget – and cellular-connected – option in the US, dubbed the Quartz.

The ZTE Quartz runs Android Wear 2.0 and will be a T-Mobile USA exclusive. And for its price, this watch's spec sheet doesn't look bad at all.

It has a round 1.4-in display with a 286-PPI pixel density. It runs the same Snapdragon Wear 2100 chip found in the pricier LG Watch Sport and Style. It has a 500 mAh battery and IP67 water resistance, along with built-in cellular and GPS.

The watch has a 1.4-in AMOLED display
The watch has a 1.4-in AMOLED display

It skips NFC, though, so there will be no Android Pay support. There's also no heart-rate sensor or rotating power button to mimic the Apple Watch's Digital Crown.

The ZTE Quartz will ring up for US$192 – at least based on specs, that looks like a solid price for this package. It arrives on T-Mobile USA's online store on April 14, followed by "select" brick and mortar T-Mobile stores on April 21.

Product Page: T-Mobile

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