ZTE has launched the Blade V7 and Blade V7 Lite at the MWC 2016, looking to expand its presence in the mid-range market through the stylish all-metal phones. The company is targeting countries in Europe and Asia Pacific with the new offerings, but hasn’t revealed any price details yet.
At first glance, the ZTE Blade V7 looks like an iPhone 6 or 6S clone, right down to the speaker grilles at the bottom and slightly curved design. Strangely enough, despite being the more premium of the two, it doesn’t sport a fingerprint scanner like the Blade V7 Lite. Other than this, the handset boasts of a better specs list and is additionally slimmer than the latter.
Common features include 2GB of RAM, Android 6.0 Marshmallow, 16GB of internal room and a 2500mAh battery. The Blade V7 comes with a better rear camera setup in the form of a 13MP snapper which has been equipped with PDAF for focusing within 0.3 seconds and double color LED flash. There’s also a 5MP front-facing snapper accompanied by screen flash for low-light situations.
A quick summary of the main specifications of the ZTE Blade V7:
– OS: Android 6.0 Marshmallow
– Display: 5.2-inch, 1080 x 1920 pixels
– CPU: 1.3GHz octa-core MediaTek MT6753
– Memory: 16GB, expandable
– RAM: 2GB
– Camera: 13MP rear, 5MP front
– Battery: 2500mAh
– Size: 146 x 72.5 x 7.5mm
– Connectivity: 4G, USB OTG, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, microUSB 2.0, GPS
On the other hand, the Blade V7 Lite offers an 8MP shooter on both its front and back surface. It’s also smaller, with a 5-inch 720p screen as opposed to the 5.2-inch 1080p display of the Blade V7. Furthermore, the second carries a screen-to-body ratio of 78.2% and has apparently been designed for single-handed use by the company.
The ZTE Blade V7 will be out in South Africa, Germany, Ethiopia, Spain and Mexico by summer 2016. The Blade V7 Lite is set to hit Russia first before venturing to Thailand, Mexico, Germany and Spain by spring 2016.