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ZTE Olympia for T-Mobile Specs Leak Out Ahead of Imminent Release

by Brandon Russell | July 23, 2014July 23, 2014 12:30 pm PST

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That ZTE phablet we’ve been hearing about isn’t much of a mystery anymore thanks to a new report from TmoNews. Following a photo that popped up from Evleaks, the carrier-specific site ran a story revealing the device’s specs, and it sounds like it’ll be a pretty great mid-range phablet.

The device, supposedly codenamed Olympia, is expected to sport a 6-inch display, though TmoNews wasn’t able to confirm the screen’s resolution, or even if it’s LCD or AMOLED. Considering we’ve seen devices move into Quad HD territory, we’d expect the Olympia to sport a Full HD display. However, if this is indeed expected to gain a reputation as an affordable alternative, perhaps it’ll sport a 720 screen.

TmoNews says that although the device appears to be metal, it’s actually plastic; the buttons, meanwhile, are on opposite ends of the Olympia, with the power on the right and volume rocker on the left. The exact size of the battery is still unknown, though TmoNews’s tipster says he was able to get through an entire day no problem. With a 6-inch screen, one would expect it to contain a pretty beefy battery.

Moving on, the device also supposedly sports an 8-megapixel camera (0.9 front-facing), stock Android 4.4.2 with some T-Mobile apps (and Wi-fi calling support), and a processor that TmoNews guesses is the Snapdragon 400.

The device is allegedly close to launch after months of testing. While it doesn’t sound like the most exhilarating release we’ve seen this year, we’ll see how it stacks up after some real world use. For what it’s worth, the source told TmoNews that the device is impressive for what it is, and performed pretty admirably even though it doesn’t have flagship specs. Expect this one to be available very soon.



Brandon Russell

Brandon Russell enjoys writing about technology and entertainment. When he's not watching Back to the Future, you can find him on a hike or watching...