The Sprint Vital is now more than just a phone featured in a simple leaked video -- it's a reality. The Now Network has publicly unveiled the ZTE-made device, confirming it's on course for a June 14th release for $100 with a two-year commitment. The specs are all there as well: as expected, the device will boast a 5-inch 720p IPS panel, Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean, a 13MP rear camera paired with a 1MP front-facing cam, 2,460mAh battery, NFC, 8GB internal storage and microSD support for up to 64GB. On paper, it's not too bad for a solid mid-range device, but how will the final product turn out? We imagine we'll find out soon enough.
Great news for budget-conscious customers: Sprint is about to launch a powerful smartphone that doesn't sacrifice performance or high-end capabilities for less than $100. Sprint Vital™ packs many of today's must-have features, including the latest version of Android™.
Priced at just $99.99 with a new line or eligible upgrade, two-year service agreement and $50 mail-in rebate (excluding taxes), Sprint Vital comes with the high-end features ever customer wants. It is available beginning Friday, June 14th, in all Sprint sales channels, including Sprint Stores, 1-800-SPRINT1, Web Sales, and Business Sales.
Built on Android 4.1.2, Jelly Bean, Sprint Vital comes with a 1.5GHz dual-core processor, 13-megapixel rear-facing camera with LED flash and video capture, 1-megapixel frontfacing camera and Sprint 4G LTE for surfing the Web at lightning-fast speeds.
Sprint Vital is also geared for gamers with a large 5-inch HD 1280 x 720 IPS display with break-resistant LCD and a 2,500 mAh removable lithium-ion battery that offers up to 15 hours talk time. To help take advantage of the built-in gaming capabilities, it comes preloaded with EA Mobile's Real Racing 3, offering trailblazing features, including officially licensed tracks, an expanded 22-car grid, and more than 45 meticulously detailed cars from makers like Porsche, Lamborghini, Dodge, Bugatti and Audi. Racing with friends gets kicked into another dimension with the reality-bending Time Shifted Multiplayer™ (TSM) technology.
Sprint Vital also keeps the Android experience closer to the way it was intended. This allows more freedom to customize your Android experience and enables enhanced performance with less clutter that could slow it down.
It is equipped with eco-friendly attributes, including Underwriters Laboratory Environment (ULE) Platinum Certification, the highest level of environmental performance recognized by sustainable requirements established by ULE and Sprint, and packaging that is 98 percent recyclable.