updated 10:25 am EST, Fri March 9, 2012
ZTE Fury made official on Sprint
Sprint set out to raise the standard for budget Android phoens on Friday through launching the ZTE Fury. Although low cost, it still musters a 3.5-inch LCD, a five-megapixel camera, and a 1GHz (if single-core) Snapdragon processor. Most of the cost trimming comes from the absences of 4G and a front camera, as well as carrying 4GB of space, although a microSDHC slot gives headroom for more.
The Fury ships with a mostly stock Android 2.3 with Sprint ID customization layered on top. Sprint gives the phone 3G hotspot support for up to five Wi-Fi devices at once.
Stores should start carrying the Fury on March 11. At $20 on contract, it will be one of the most affordable Android phones on the network, albeit only after a $50 rebate and the typical contract.