ZTE’s new budget phones are unlocked, and one of them works on Verizon

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Left: ZTE Blade Max 2s. Right: ZTE Blade Max View.

Chinese phone maker ZTE is launching the Blade Max 2S and the Blade Max View, two smartphones with lower-end specs for $180 and $200, respectively. Both phones have 6-inch 2160 x 1080 LCD screens with 18:9 aspect ratios, 1.4GHz processors, 4,000mAh batteries, and 32GB of storage.

The Blade Max 2S has 2GB of RAM, and the Blade Max View has 3GB. For $20 more, the Max View offers dual 16-megapixel and 2-megapixel rear cameras and Android Nougat, while the Max 2s has a single 13-megapixel rear camera and runs Android Oreo out of the box. On the ZTE website, the Blade Max View is listed as having a Qualcomm Snapdragon 435 processor, but no brand is listed for the Max 2S processor with the same cores and clock speeds.

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