ZTE is launching its new Tempo Go smartphone on Thursday, making it the first mobile phone to feature Google's Android Go configuration, available in the US.
The phone is now available for $ 79.99 on the ZTE website. The entry was first discovered by Android Police
Android Go is a special configuration of Android Oreo designed for lower-memory mobile devices, especially those with less than 1GB of RAM. It includes a set of slimmed-down UI elements and variants of traditional Google apps to optimize memory usage.
The specifications of the Tempo Go are therefore incredibly outdated. You're looking at a Snapdragon 210 chip that uses four old A7 CPU cores: 1 GB of RAM, 8 GB of built-in memory, a 2200 mAh battery, a 5 megapixel rearview camera, a 2 megapixel front camera and a 5-megapixel Of course, there is no USB-C or 802.11ac WLAN, but there is LTE support, a microSD slot and, lo and behold, a headphone jack. Tempo Go's Spec page states that the phone supports both GSM and CDMA bands, but a ZTE representative said it was only officially compatible with GSM carriers such as AT & T and T-Mobile.
This hardware means you should not expect the hottest device even with the tweaks of Android Go, but we'll put the device through its paces before we make definitive statements about performance. At $ 80, it should not be a big downside to the wallet.
The Tempo Go is one of several phones that will use Android Go, but it is one of the few Android Go phones with a view of the US. While Chinese manufacturer TCL said its Alcatel 1X phone will be available in the US in the coming months, most other Android Go devices are targeting market development.
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