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At CES 2016, ZTE and Cricket Wireless debut their newest smartphone, the Grand X 3. The device will go on sale some time in January for $130 without a contract.

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USB Type-C port at the bottom

The device is ZTE's first smartphone in the US that uses USB Type-C -- a type of connector port that promises to be faster and more efficient than the common Micro-USB port. It's also reversible so you'll always plug it in the right way.

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An 8-megapixel camera

On the back is an 8-megapixel camera that can record 720p video, while a 2-megapixel shooter on the front takes care of selfie and webchatting needs.

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Running Android Lollipop

The phone has a 5.5-inch LCD display with a 1,280x720-pixel resolution. It also runs Google Android 5.1.1 Lollipop.

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A look at the right

The Grand X 3 measures 6.07 by 2.99 by 0.37 inches and weighs 6 ounces. Here on its right you can see its volume rocker and power key.

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A battery with Quick Charge Technology

The device is powered by a 1.3GHz Snapdragon 210 quad-core processor and a 3,080mAh removable battery.

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Not just for the marquee handsets

With its USB Type-C port, the midlevel ZTE Grand X 3 is a signal that the standard isn't just reserved for flagship phones anymore. For more information, click here for more of CNET's coverage of CES 2016.

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