ZTE gets nostalgic with the Cymbal-T, a basic mobile with cap design


The mobile cap were a trend for many years. Its foldable design allows for reduced their size to half to be able to transport them more comfortably, but the arrival of smartphones and its large multi-touch screens eventually banish them to the trunk of the memories. However, the mobile lid not have died at all and there are still marks that are hesitant with this typology. The latter has been ZTE with its new ZTE Cymbal-T.

although their design has that air so noventero, the ZTE Cymbal-T is a smartphone with all the letters with touch screen, 4G connectivity, two cameras and processor Qualcomm. But yes, do not expect great performance because that is part of the input range.

cap Design with outdoor screen


As we mentioned earlier, mobile folding us came from pearls to reduce the size of our mobile and carry in the pocket comfortably, but that was when the screen was not the protagonist. Now it’s all done through the panel, and keyboards, physicists have been almost forgotten, but terminals like the ZTE Cymbal-T show that still have not died.

To deploy the terminal we find a touch screen 3.5 inches of that, for the moment, we do not have information about its resolution -although we do not expect it to be very high. It may seem a diagonal very tight, but not too long ago we had touch phones of this size. In fact, it’s the configuration that Apple kept for years in his line iPhone.

Under the screen has been placed in the classic alphanumeric keypad with several buttons to call and hang up and browsing, so that we can move around the menus, and other apps also using clicks and not only by touching the screen.

One of the disadvantages of the mobile cover today is that hide the screen when you close them down, what prevents us to see pending notifications or the time. ZTE has solved it by placing a small secondary display on the outside with which you can refer to this type of information at a glance.

in Addition, the ZTE Cymbal-T also includes two cameras, a 5-megapixel camera on the outside to be able to take photos of our surroundings and the other on the screen for selfies or video calls, but with 2-megapixel quality will not be precisely in point.

ZTE Cymbal-T specifications

Zte Cymbal T

As we said at the beginning, the new mobile phone cover, ZTE takes a processor Qualcomm, but it’s one of the chips more simple of their catalog, intended for terminals of input range. We talked about the Snapdragon 210, a quad-core that runs at 1.1 GHz and is accompanied by a GPU Adreno 304.

In the section of the memory the ZTE Cymbal-T-bet by 1 GB of RAM and 8 GB of storage expandable with MicroSD, figures pretty tight, which, however, are in line with the rest of the components.

In terms of software, ZTE keeps the nostalgia, and advocates for Android 5.1 Lollipop, a version that dates back to February of 2015. in Addition, seeing that this is a computer very simple, we can almost confirm that there will be updates.



119.8 x 60.9 x 18.2 mm and 165 g


touch Screen of 3.5 inches


Rear: 5 MP, AF, LED Flash
Front: 2 MP


Snapdragon 210 quad-core 1.1 GHz
GPU-Adreno 304


1 GB


8 GB + MicroSD 32 GB


Android 5.1 Lollipop


4G LTE, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS, MicroUSB


10 hours of talk time

Pricing and availability

The mobile lid, or clamshell are not dead at all, but terminals like the ZTE Cymbal-T are in the minority and usually are usually reserved for asian countries, where this type still has a fairly public. This is not the case of the Cymbal-T, come to the United States, Puerto Rico and the u.s. Virgin Islands from the hand of the operator TracFone.

The terminal will cost $ 99 (€89) and will be sold with a pack of accessories which includes a car charger and a case. In addition to TracFone add a prepaid card with 1,200 minutes of calls. Also pyede get without a contract at Walmart.

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