Chinese handset-maker ZTE has launched two mid-range devices at this year’s Mobile World Congress being held in Barcelona.
Called the ZTE Blade V8 Lite and ZTE Blade V8 Mini, the phones come with a special emphasis at price points and the camera feature. However, the pricing of both the smartphones will be region-specific, and will be announced at a later date.
In terms of specifications, the ZTE Blade V8 Mini comes with a 5-inch HD (720x1280 pixels) display, and is powered by the 1.4GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 435 octa-core processor with Adreno 505 GPU and 2GB of RAM. It offers 16GB of internal storage, which is further expandable via microSD slot (up to 256GB).
In terms of optics, the ZTE Blade V8 Mini sports a 13-megapixel sensor and a 2-megapixel second sensor for depth sensing. The dual camera setup allows the phone to pull off bokeh effects, post capture focusing, automatic HDR, and even a 3D shooting mode that allows for creating 3D images as well. The front shooter is a 5-megapixel fixed-focus camera for selfies with LED flash support. The Blade V8 Mini packs a 2,800mAh battery and comes with a fingerprint sensor at the back. The ZTE Blade V8 Mini will first launch in European and Asian markets sometime in Spring.
The more affordable ZTE Blade V8 Lite comes with a 5-inch HD (720x1280 pixels) display and is powered by a MediaTek 6750 octa-core processor. It packs 2GB RAM, 16B of internal storage with a microSD card slot for expandable storage.
Additionally, the ZTE Blade V8 Lite sports an 8-megapixel camera with autofocus and LED Flash, and a 5-megapixel front camera for selfies. It packs a 2,500mAh battery and a fingerprint sensor at the back. It will be made available in Italy, Germany and Spain first, and in Asia Pacific and European markets later on. Both the smartphones run on Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box, along with ZTE’s Mifavor 4.2.