The mysterious ZTE Z982 device that appeared on GFXBench last week got its official release today under the name ZTE Blade Z Max. It is an update of the Blade X Max with dual cameras on the back. Other highlights are the 6” screen with Full HD resolution and the very low off-contract price.
The Blade Z Max runs a Snapdragon 435 chipset. It is paired with 2 GB RAM and 32 GB storage, but there is also a microSD slot for up to 128 GB more. The dual camera setup is 16 MP + 2 MP to provide a bokeh effect and has some neat features like time-lapse, panorama mode and a manual mode. The front camera is 8 MP with smoothing beauty mode.
The back of the Blade Z Max is also occupied by the fingerprint scanner. The battery capacity is 4,080 mAh and can be charged through the USB-C connector.
The phone should come as a replacement of the last year's ZTE Zmax Pro. Its price is $129 and will start shipping through MetroPCS on August 26. If you pre-register for the device, you will get a $25 Google Play gift card that can be redeemed after purchase.