MWC 2018: ZTE Launches Mid-Range Blade V9 And Blade V9 Vita


The Android 8.1 phone will sell for Euro 269, and a smaller version called the Blade V9 Vita will be available for Euro 179.

From last year's Blade V8 Pro, Blade V9 has upped the value with a brand new design, updated specifications, and Android Oreo out-of-the-box.

The biggest improvements on the Blade V9 over predecessors come in the display and hardware. The Blade V9 VITA has a 5.45-inch bezel-less display with HD+ resolution, instead of the 5.75-inch FHD+ unit in the Blade V9. ZTE says that these cameras combine to offer "exception low-light" performance. The company's presentation, in fact, claims that the device has an 83.6% screen to body ratio, which would make it one of the best in the market in that regards.

The low-light camera also provides consumers greater freedom - we are no longer limited by daylight, and we no longer have to settle for less at night. It is powered by a Qualcomm's Snapdragon 450 SoC, which comprises of an octa-core CPU clocked at 1.8 GHz and an Adreno 506 GPU. It comes with a 13-megapixel front-facing camera for selfies and video calling.

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The ZTE Blade V9 also offers a 5.7-inch FullHD+ display with an 18:9 aspect ratio.

Utilising the popular dual camera horizontal placement the resolution is an acceptable 16 and 5 Megapixels at the rear and 8 megapixel camera at the front.

ZTE USA, the fourth largest smartphone supplier in the U.S.*, today announced the ZTE Tempo Go is the first Android Oreo (Go edition) smartphone utilizing the Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ Mobile Platform available for consumers. It comes with 1GB of RAM and 8GB of Internal Storage Memory with an expansion option. There's also a 5-inch 854×480 display, 2,200 mAh battery, 5MP/2MP cameras, and GSM & CDMA compatibility. We know how most OEMs are jumping on the Android Go bandwagon and this Chinese OEM which is the fourth biggest in the United States won't be last. With those low-end specs, ZTE was able to drive the price down to just $79, which could possibly mean it'll go even lower when it hits carriers. Both feature stock Android Oreo, dual rear cameras, 3200 mAh batteries and rear-facing fingerprint readers.

The ZTE Tempo Go will be sold unlocked in the U.S. for $80.