The latest Android Go series phone has been announced at Mobile World Congress, the ZTE Tempo GO. The Tempo Go is a 5″ FWVGA display device that has all of the basics covered for one of these low cost devices running Android Oreo. Better yet, ZTE has priced it at just $79.99.
As for specs, the display renders at 480×854 and the phone is powered by the Snapdragon 210 quad-core SoC. It has 1GB of RAM, 8GB of storage but that storage can be expanded by an additional 32GB thanks to the MicroSD slot. Powering all of this is a 2200mAh battery that is recharged via the MicroUSB port.
Camera wise, you have a 5MP rear facing camera while the selfie camera is a 2MP shooter. You have Bluetooth 4.2 build in and 802.11 b/g/n WiFI connectivity.
ZTE lists the frequencies of the phones as
- GSM 850/1900
- UMTS B2/4/5
- LTE B2/4/5/12/13
- LTE B25/26/41
Those frequencies should work here in the United States on the likes of AT&T and T-Mobile.
Right now, ZTE is showing the ZTE Tempo GO as being sold out on their site. That may not mean a whole lot given that the phone was just announced overnight. It could simply be a placeholder of sorts. If you are interested in the $80, be sure to keep checking the site. There is no word on if other retailers will be selling it.