Aio Wireless to add ZTE Sonata to its prepaid 4G lineup
AT&T’s prepaid brand Aio Wireless has announced a new 4G smartphone, ZTE Sonata, revealed yesterday at the Consumer Electronics Show. The Sonata is HSPA+ compatible smartphone that will be available in pearl white “in the next few weeks.” The price of the phone hasn’t been disclosed yet.
Aio Wireless ZTE Sonata is an Android 4.1 Jelly Bean smartphone with a 4-inch 720p HD display protected with Gorilla Glass and a 1.4GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor. It has a 5-megapixel camera with 720p HD video capture and no front-facing camera. The Sonata also comes with 1GB of RAM, 4GB of internal storage and support for microSD cards for up to 32GB of memory. A 1,780mAh battery powers the phone.
The ZTE Sonata will be compatible with Aio Wireless’ prepaid smartphone plans for $55 and $70 per month. The $55 plan includes unlimited talk, messaging and data with first 2 GB of high-speed data. The $70 plan raises the high-speed data allotment to 7 GB per month.
“The ZTE Sonata 4G is a great addition to Aio’s device portfolio that allows us to meet the needs of customers who want a smart-looking, fast, and yet affordable, smartphone without an annual contract,” said Aio head of Product and Marketing, Andy Smoak, in the announcement.
The ZTE Sonata will be available at Aio Wireless website and their dealer-owned stores in weeks to come. AT&T will soon finalize the purchase of Leap Wireless, Cricket parent company, and ones the acquisition is over, AT&T will combine Aio and Cricket under Cricket brand. However, Aio has reassured their customers that no changing devices or phone numbers will be required when Aio gets rebranded under the Cricket brand so if ZTE Sonata or any other Aio phone is your choice, it won’t be a waste.