Chinese manufacturer ZTE has announced two new Android smartphones, the Blade V8 Mini and Blade V8 Lite, at MWC 2017. The best features here are the dual rear cameras on the Blade V8 Mini, and Android 7.0 Nougat on both handsets, with the rest of the specs being standard fare as far as budget smartphones go.
The Blade V8 Mini features a 13-megapixel primary sensor on the back and a 2-megapixel secondary sensor, allowing for photos with bokeh effects. It has a 5-inch 720p display, an octa-core Snapdragon 435 processor, 2GB of RAM, and 16GB of internal storage. There’s a fingerprint sensor on the back, a 2,800 mAh battery under the hood, and a standard 5-megapixel selfie camera at the front. The device has a metal unibody design.
The Blade V8 Lite ditches the secondary camera at the back, downgrades the 13 MP rear camera to an 8 MP sensor, and swaps the Snapdragon 435 for a MediaTek MT6750 chipset. The rest of the specs are mostly the same, with a 5-inch 720p display, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage, a 5-megapixel front camera, and a 2,500 mAh battery. The V8 Lite has a metal body as well, but it is not of the unibody type and hence is unlikely to feel as premium as its Mini sibling.
ZTE says the Blade V8 Mini and V8 Lite will be made available in some Asia Pacific and European markets later this year, with the V8 Lite to initially go on sale in Italy, Germany and Spain. Pricing is currently unknown, and so are details on a launch in Singapore.