Earlier this year, ZTE teased that it was prepping its first Android smartwatch and that it’d be patterning with a US carrier to sell the device. Fast forward three months and all of the details of the mystery smartwatch have been revealed.
The ZTE Quartz will officially launch at T-Mobile on April 14. Specifically, it’ll be available from T-Mobile’s web store starting on April 14, and on April 21, you’ll be able to walk into select T-Mobile stores to buy the Quartz, too.
Speaking of buying, the ZTE Quartz will cost $192 at T-Mobile.
ZTE’s first smartwatch is powered by Android Wear 2.0 and a round 1.4-inch 400x400 AMOLED display. The case measures 46 x 46 x 14.5mm and is IP67-rated for dust and water resistance. Also of note is that the ZTE Quartz supports swapping 22mm watch bands.
Inside that case lives a Snapdragon Wear 2100 processor, 768MB of RAM, and 4GB of storage, as well as a 500mAh battery that’s powering the whole package. ZTE has also thrown in cellular connectivity so that you can make calls even if your smartphone isn’t nearby.
Rounding out the ZTE Quartz’s feature set is a built-in speaker and microphone, GPS, an accelerometer, a gyroscope, and a barometer. Two features that didn’t make it into the Quartz, though, is a heart rate monitor and an NFC chip.
ZTE’s first crack at a smartwatch looks like a respectable effort. The Quartz has a simple, watch-like design and interchangeable bands as well as cellular connectivity, all packed into a package that’s pretty affordable compared to similarly-specced watches. It does lack features like a heart rate monitor and NFC to help get to that affordable price tag, but if you just want a simple watch to tell time, run a few apps, and get your notifications, the Quartz could be it.