ZTE Blade A3 Prime / Z2
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.
Visible is now offering the ZTE Blade A3 Prime for $99. This entry-level Android phone has a fingerprint reader, dual LED flash, and USB-C. Its 5.45-inch display has HD resolution and a tall, modern 2:1 ratio. Other specs include a 2,660 mAh battery, MediaTek Helio A22 processor, dual-band Wi-Fi, 2 GB RAM, 32 GB of storage, memory card slot, and a 3.5mm headset jack. The rear camera is 8 megapixel while the front is 5 megapixel. It runs Android 10.