Chinese OEM Zhongxing Telecommunication Equipment Corporation popularly known as ZTE is making strides in the phone market as it becomes the fourth-largest mobile manufacturer. Having made several phones and tablets in the past, recently, news emerged about the launch of the ZTE Blade V8 in China.
The phone made its way at the past CES 2017 event in Las Vegas in January this year. The ZTE Blade V8 is finally up for grabs with a price tag of CNY 1,499 equivalent to $215, flaunting itself in two colour variants such as Dark Grey and Silver.
The device offers a metal body design and sports a 5.2-inch Full HD display with a 2.5D curved glass atop. At the heart of the device is a 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 435 chipset. It comes in either 2GB of RAM variant coupled with 16GB storage or 3GB RAM variant coupled with 32GB of storage space.
Interestingly, though, the Chinese variant of the device comes with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of onboard storage space. It also supports a microSD card which allows users to expand storage space up to 256GB. Connectivity options include Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth, NFC, and 4G. Sensors on the phone include a Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, and Ambient light sensor.
The smartphone offers a home button fingerprint sensor, a 13-megapixel front-facing camera, and a dual rear camera system that uses a 13-megapixel sensor coupled with a 2-megapixel sensor. Both 13-megapixel cameras feature Sony’s IMX258 sensor. The cameras seem to be its selling point as there is also an embedded flash on the front.
With all due diligence, the specifications of the China’s Blade V8 and the one announced back in January at CES 2017 differs, so let’s take note!