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ZTE dials up mid-range Blade V9 and Blade V9 Vita

ZTE dials up mid-range Blade V9 and Blade V9 Vita

There are three galleries included down there, one for each of these smartphones. Below are the detailed specifications of each device. The Blade V9, ZTE's main budget offering for the year, will succeed the Blade V8, and it does so quite well. This is going to give you more than all-day battery life, and we look forward to testing it out in a full review. However, the bezels are quite thick, like that of the Google Pixel 2 XL. The smartphone is powered by an Octa-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 mobile platform. The Android 8.1 phone will sell for Euro 269, and a smaller version called the Blade V9 Vita will be available for Euro 179. The 8 MP camera on the front is ideal for taking selfies.

The Blade V9 is definitely a very shiny phone. There are also dual-cameras on the rear with a special sensor dedicated to low-light photography. Selfies are handled by an 8MP shooter, complete with optional interpolation, up to 13MP.

The Blade V9 Vita is slightly smaller at 5.4 inches, has 16GB of storage and a slower processor. The pricing of the ZTE Blade V9 has not been revealed yet. That's the cutoff price point for the Blade line, with the more premium Axon tier running $400 and up. It comes with a 5.7-inch, 18:9 display and has a resolution of 1440 x 2160 pixels.

Utilising the popular dual camera horizontal placement the resolution is an acceptable 16 and 5 Megapixels at the rear and 8 megapixel camera at the front. Under the hood is Qualcomm's Snapdragon 450 processor under the hood.

It's not almost as stylish as the larger ZTE Blade V9, but it does have a nice size to it, fair performance, and what should be excellent battery life based on the specs. "The ZTE Tempo Go will provide consumers with an optimized, powerful Android experience created to allow them to do more on an entry-level smartphone than ever thought before". Also, with Android Oreo (Go edition), a custom version of Google Play will be integrated within, allowing users to download any app, and also highlights apps optimized for the Tempo Go. The company might even revisit those 512MB devices. "We hope as consumers experience and explore more with leading features such as the low-light camera, they will share those experiences with us".

We expect more announcements on Android Go at the MWC and at a lesser price, as Google had assured that some of the Android Go smartphones will cost less than $50 (approximately Rs3,235).


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