The Chinese smartphone maker, ZTE, surprisingly introduced its first Android Wear 2.0 smartwatch, named Quartz. While most smartwatches cost at least $300 or higher, the ZTE Quartz is targeting to the budget smartwatch class. As promised, the company offered the price of Quartz for under $200.
For the price at $199.99, you will get a 1.4-inch AMOLED circular smartwatch with a 400×400 resolution. The watch is powered by the Snapdragon Wear 2100, along with 768MB of RAM, and 4GB of internal storage. Like with other Android Wear 2.0 wearables, the ZTE Quartz also supports the Google Assistant, which allows user to interact and download apps from the Google Play Store directly from the watch without using the phone. ZTE launched the Quartz with the intention of serving as a wallet-friendly alternative to people who want to have a smartwatch experience without spending much money instead. As its price is just $199, so the Quartz doesn’t come equipped the heart rate sensor, NFC, or Android Pay functionality but it is integrated a built-in GPS adapter. The ZTE Quartz just has one button located on the upper right side of its case combined with a metal build.
ZTE previously claimed that its first Android Wear 2.0 smartwatch would have a better battery life over other Android Wear 2.0 devices on the market. Its new smartwatch is packed with a 500mAh battery, which is higher than the 430mAh one on the LG Watch Sport or the 380mAh battery of the Samsung Gear S3, along with the IP67 certification. The Quartz is the first smartwatch of the company to be released in the United States. To gain this purpose, the company has co-operated with T-Mobile to sell the Quartz for $199, or customers also sign up for one just at $192 with the T-Mobile’s data plans. The Quartz will be available for online purchase from April 14 and will come to offline stores on April 21.