Using the MWC 2017 event, ZTE expanded its mid-range Blade lineup by two more devices. Announced in Barcelona the ZTE Blade V8 Lite and ZTE Blade V8 Mini are affordable offerings delivering Android Nougat experience, with the latter’s biggest focus on optics making it a perfect phone for all photography buffs.
ZTE has announced two new phones: Blade V8 Mini and Blade V8 Lite. Both devices offer eye-catching design and Android Nougat right out of the box for cheap.
Starting from the smaller and perhaps slightly more premium offering, the ZTE Blade V8 Mini is design so as to deliver high-quality smartphone photo experience. To achieve the goal, manufacturer equipped the handset with a dual camera system consisting of a 13MP primary sensor supported by a secondary 2MP sensor for better depth sensing. The camera features post capture focusing, automatic HDR mode and even a 3D shooting mode allowing for making 3D images. When it comes to the front shooter, it is a 5MP sensor with a LED flash and mixed-focus support which should deliver really decent selfies.
Other than that the handset houses a 5-inch HD display and comes driven by the Qualcomm’s octa-core Snapdragon 435 processor clocked at 1.4GHz and coupled with Adreno 505 GPU in charge of graphics. ROM and RAM arrive represented by 2GB and 16GB, respectively. Don’t worry, if you consider this basic amount of internal storage not enough, thanks to microSD card slot you can add as much space for your apps and files as you need as the phone accepts cards up to 256GB. As for battery capacity, the whole thing is kept ticking by a 2,800 mAh cell.
Moving on to the ZTE’s second premiere, the Blade V8 Lite, the phone is surely a more affordable offering which is visible in its specs sheet. Powered by a MediaTek 6750 octa-core processor with 2GB RAM and 16GB of built-in expandable storage the phone hides a 5-inch also HD display. In the optics department, the Blade V8 Lite provides it users with a combination of 8MP and 5MP rear and front cameras. The primary sensor sports autofocus and a LED flash. Battery is also weaker as the device is kept alive by a 2,500 mAh unit.
Although being two different devices targeting at different types of users both phones have few things in common. First of all, they run Android Nougat out of box and feature a fingerprint scanner for advanced data protection. Secondly, they both come dressed in an attractive metallic chassis with chamfered edges available in several color options.
We don’t know the exact pricing of both phones, however as considered ZTE’s one of the most expensive the Blade V8 Pro costs something round $229, we can safely assume that the new offerings will be considerably cheaper. As for availability, both handsets will hit European and Asian markets this spring. US availability hasn’t been confirmed yet.