Sprint has just announced a new budget tablet from ZTE known as the Optik 2. For those unaware, the ZTE Optik 2 is a little known tablet from the Chinese manufacturer and a successor to the original ZTE Optik which was also launched through Sprint a couple of years ago. But that Android 3.2 running tablet didn’t really make much noise in the market. However, Sprint is looking to change that with the ZTE Optik 2. This newest budget tablet in town is priced at just $29.99 with a two year contract, which is easily the lowest a modern tablet has cost in recent memory.
So what can you expect underneath the Optik 2? Well, it will feature a 7 inch 1280 x 800 resolution display, a 1.2 GHz Snapdragon 400 SoC, 1GB of RAM, 8GB of internal storage which is expandable via microSD a 4,000 mAh battery and Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean. ZTE has been kind enough to add a 5MP camera on the back as well as a front facing 2MP camera for the shutter bugs.
Sprint’s competitive tablet data plans start from as low as $5 and extend up to $79.99 for 12GB of data. Sprint is also offering a special 2GB data plan for just $15. And remember, these are 3G HSPA speeds and not LTE, so don’t expect blazing fast connectivity speeds from Sprint with the Optik 2. Considering the price and what the tablet brings to the table, the ZTE Optik 2 from Sprint is certainly worth a look.