Verizon’s Visible gets its first exclusive smartphone and it’s from ZTE

ZTE’s Visible R2 is the Chinese company’s first release since last year’s sanctions

Verizon’s Visible gets its first exclusive smartphone and it's from ZTE 1

Verizon’s little-known MVNO called Visible is now allowing select Android phone to operate on to its network. Before last month’s announcement, the $40/month prepaid unlimited service was available to iPhone users only.

This week the company announced a $99 network exclusive from ZTE. Interestingly, the ZTE Visible R2 is the first phone from the Chinese manufacturer since last year’s sanctions violation fiasco.

At just $99, the Visible R2 offers pretty solid specs. Behind the 5.45-inch IPS display is a nameless 1.4GHz quad-core processor that’s fed by 16GB of storage and a solid 3,100 mAh battery. In addition, there a 13MP rear cam, 5MP selfie snapper, fingerprint scanner, and a USB-C connector. It comes running Android Oreo.

If you’re wondering how you missed the Visible R1 (which we know you’re not!), the R2 is actually a rebranded device from ZTE that was previously released only in China.

At present, any who’s interested can head over to Visible’s online store to learn more.

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