ZTE's Sprint Flash launches, has 12-megapixel camera

In addition to a powerful camera, the Sprint Flash also has a dual-core CPU, 4G LTE, and Android 4.0.

Sprint Flash
The Sprint Flash from ZTE. Sprint

Sneaking under the radar, Sprint is offering a ZTE handset, known as the Sprint Flash, for $129.99 after users sign a two-year carrier agreement and send in a rebate.

The 4G LTE device ships natively with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, is powered by a 1.5GHz dual-core processor, and sports a 4.5-inch HD touch screen.

Under its hood is a 1,780mAh battery, which roughly translates to 8 hours of reported talk time. It's also equipped with NFC.

Perhaps most notable, however, is the Flash's 12-megapixel camera, which features single-motion panoramic shooting as well.

As a Sprint handset, a 12-megapixel camera isn't a huge surprise, especially considering Sprint's Optimus G hosts a 13-megapixel camera. But the fact that this is from ZTE, however, is. The Chinese phone manufacturer isn't really known in the U.S., so it'll be interesting to see if this 12-megapixel lens will boost this handset up or perform underwhelmingly.

About the author

Lynn La is CNET's associate editor for cell phone and smartphone news and reviews. Prior to coming to CNET, she wrote for the Sacramento Bee and was a staff editor at Macworld. In addition to covering technology, she has reported on health, science, and politics.

 

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