ZTE has added two new phones to its Blade series of affordable smartphones in the form of the Blade A910 and Blade V7 Max. The phones have only been announced in China as of now, with no word on when the handsets will be launched outside the country.
Starting off with the ZTE Blade V7 Max, the device is priced at CNY 1799 (approx $277 or Rs 18440) for the 3GB of RAM model and CNY 1999 (about $308 or Rs 20490) for the 4GB of RAM version. Unusually, the phone’s fingerprint scanner has been placed on the right side of the device underneath the power button.
Most smartphones nowadays feature the fingerprint scanner on the front or back surface. ZTE says it decided to incorporate the side fingerprint design in order to free up space on the rear for a more elegant look. According to the company, it also makes way for convenient one-handed operations for both left and right-handed consumers.
As for specifications, the Blade V7 Max runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow out-of-the-box and supports USB Type-C connectivity. It houses a 16MP primary camera fitted with LED flash and PDAF. The latter supposedly helps it focus on images within 0.1 seconds. There’s also an 8MP front-facing snapper accompanied by double color flash.
The dual-SIM ZTE phone carries a 5.5-inch full HD display with 2.5D curved glass. It gets things done with the help of a 1.8GHz octa-core processor of unknown make and 3000mAh battery. Users can take advantage of 32GB of internal room for their storage needs and further expand on it up to 128GB via a microSD card slot.
Moving on to the Blade A910, the handset will retail for CNY 1299 (approx $200 or Rs 13316) for the 2GB/16GB variant and CNY 1499 (roughly $230 or Rs 15366) for the 3GB/32GB one. It offers features like a quad-core 1.3GHz MediaTek MT6735 CPU, 13MP/8MP camera setup, 2540mAh battery, fingerprint scanner and Android 5.1 Lollipop.
We’ll let you know if the ZTE Blade A910 and Blade V7 Max travel outside China anytime soon.