ZTE today announced its latest smartphone aimed at the budget-conscious buyers out there. The new Blade S6 also happens to be one of the first mid-range smartphones to be announced with Android 5.0 Lollipop out of the box.
The ZTE Blade S6 comes with a 5.0” laminated ‘HD’ display, which we assume means 1280 x 720. The company hasn’t specified the exact resolution, so we can’t be sure just yet. Under the hood, the Blade S6 is powered by the powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 octa-core chipset based on the Cortex-A53 64-bit architecture. There is 16GB of internal storage, which can be expanded further with the help of microSD cards. It also comes with 2GB of RAM, which is increasingly becoming the norm with recent mid-range Android smartphones.
At the back, there is a 13MP camera that makes use of Sony’s latest IMX214 Exmor RS sensor. On the front, there is a 5MP front-facing camera with a wide-angle lens. Both cameras are capable of shooting videos at 1080p resolution. ZTE has included a generous 2,400mAh battery with the Blade S6, which should give it higher than average battery life. The battery capacity seems more impressive when you consider the fact that the ZTE Blade S6 is just 7.7mm thin.
ZTE has included a few other bells and whistles as well that will help it differentiate itself from other mid-range smartphones out there. The Blade S6 comes with Hi-Fi sound capability that delivers stunning audio quality, at least according to what ZTE has to say. The S6 also comes with the Smart Sense gesture support that can play your music, take pictures and turn on the LED flashlight with the use of simple gestures.
The Blade S6 will be available from AliExpress worldwide at a price of $250. It is expected to be sold by Amazon and eBay as well in a few markets. Two color options will be available at launch – Silver and Pink.