Gabb Offers Updated Phone for Kids
Aug 4, 2020, 8:00 AM by Rich Brome
Gabb and ZTE have announced the Gabb Z2, an update to last year's Gabb Z1 phone for kids 8–14. Designed to be a kid's first phone, Gabb phones use Android, but do not offer Internet, games, social media, nor an app store. Gabb's basic plan offers only voice and text, while a new step-up plan also offers MMS for group and picture messaging. Compared to the Z1, the Z2 offers a larger display (5.5-inch) and battery (2,660 mAh), but in a physically smaller body. The Z2 also offers increased camera resolution (8 megapixel), HD display resolution, dual-band Wi-Fi, and Android 10. It also adds a music player app and a memory card slot. Despite the upgrades, Gabb will offer the Z2 for the same $100 price as the Z1. The Z2 will be available for pre-order starting August 8th.
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