ZTE Cymbal-T is the first major Android flip phone for the West
You might be wondering why an Android Lollipop phone — we’re serious — has any business coming here in 2016. It’s because that it’s on prepaid carrier TracFone and is meant to transition candybar toters onto something with a little more modern operating system, but in a familiar flip phone form factor.
Do not make fun of candybar toters.
There’s a 3.5-inch touchscreen, 8GB of storage (expandable by microSD card up to 32GB), 1GB of RAM with a 5-megapixel camera at back and a 2-megapixel front-facer. A Snapdragon 210 runs the show here and provides for LTE, CDMA and Wi-Fi b/g/n.
The phone is being sold through Home Shopping Network and is being bundled with a car charger, a case, a voucher for complimentary software services and a TracFone plan with 1,200 minutes, 1,200 texts and 1.2GB of data for a whole year for $99.99.