Prepaid handset features 5-inch display, Android 4.4, and quad-core processor

Equipped with a 5-inch touchscreen, Android 4.4 KitKat, and a $179.99 prepaid price tag, Boost Mobile's ZTE Warp Sync is available today.

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The ZTE Warp Sync lands on Boost Mobile August 26. ZTE

ZTE and Boost Mobile introduced their newest prepaid handset today, the Warp Sync. The competitively priced device is available for $179.99 prepaid, and sports midlevel specs.

It features a 5-inch display with a 1,280x720-pixel resolution and Gorilla Glass 2. The phone also runs Android 4.4.2 KitKat and comes with signature software features from Boost Mobile. One such app is Mobile ID, which enables users to download prepackaged apps and wallpapers onto their device.

Powering the phone is a 1.2GHz quad-core Snapdragon processor and a 2,300mAh battery. It has 2GB of RAM and 8GB of internal storage, with expandable memory up to 64GB.

For all your shutterbug needs, the Warp Sync has an 8-megapixel rear-facing camera and a 1.6-megapixel shooter in the front.

Compared with its predecessor, the Warp 4G , the Warp Sync has made notable gains. Specifically, it has a larger display, a more powerful processor, and a higher-capacity battery. And at $180, it's gotten cheaper as well, compared with the Warp 4G's $199 launch price.