ZTE has announced two new mid-range smartphones, the Blade A910 and the Blade V7 Max, in China. Both the devices come with 5.5-inch AMOLED displays, with the former powered by Android 5.0 Lollipop and the latter by Android 6.0 Marshmallow. The Blade A910 gets Lollipop because of the MediaTek chipset inside (MT6745, 64-bit) – not a single MediaTek device has launched this year with Marshmallow out of the box.
The Blade V7 Max is powered by an unnamed 1.8GHz octa-core processor, which is likely a Snapdragon chip. Other specs of the device include a Full HD display, 3/4GB of RAM, 32GB of internal storage, a 16-megapixel rear camera, an 8-megapixel front-facing camera, 4G LTE connectivity, a 3,000 mAh battery, and a fingerprint sensor located at the side of the device. The Blade A910 gets slightly lesser specs – an HD display, 2/3GB of RAM, 16/32GB of internal storage, a microSD slot, a 13-megapixel rear camera, an 8 MP front camera, a front-facing fingerprint sensor, and a 2,540 mAh battery.
The ZTE Blade A910 is priced at 1,299 Yuan (roughly $200) for the 2GB RAM model and 1,499 Yuan (roughly $231) for the 3GB RAM version. The Blade V7 Max gets a 1,799 Yuan price tag (roughly $278) for the 3GB RAM variant and 1,999 Yuan (roughly $308) for the 4GB model. Yes, both handsets feature a metallic body, which is pretty much a norm at this point of time for mid-range Chinese smartphones.
No word yet on when the two devices will go on sale.