Verizon Prepaid released a new Android Phone, the ZTE Blade Vantage today. It’s a thoroughly low-end phone with one distinguishing feature, it’s an LTE-only phone with no support for CDMA voice or 1xRTT or Ev-DO data. That means that VoLTE will be used for all calls.
Verizon has announced plans to end 2G and 3G service and go all LTE by the end of 2019, so expect to see more LTE-only phones from Verizon in the future. The Blade Vantage is at least Verizon’s second LTE-only phone, The first was the LG Exalt flip phone which was released in June and is currently only available to postpaid customers.
Other than being LTE-only the Blade Vantage has mostly unremarkable specs, although it does at least have 16 GB of internal memory and 2 GB of RAM. Other specs include a Snapdragon 210 MSM8909 SOC, 5 inch 854x480px screen, 2 MP Front and 8 MP rear cameras and a removable 2500 mAh battery. It’s currently available on the Verizon site for $ 49.99.
Source: Phone Dog