A new phablet from the Chinese manufacturer ZTE is spotted on the benchmarking website GFXbench with the model number Z986. Recently, the company launched the Blade V8 Mini and Blade V8 Lite smartphones at the Mobile World Congress. It also showcased the Gigabit smartphone that comes powered by Snapdragon 835 SoC to reach 1Gbps download speeds and 150Mbps upload speeds. It is intended to use for the 5G trials that are expected to go live in the developed markets like the U.S, Japan, South Korea, and others.
Talking about the upcoming ZTE Z986 phablet, it packs decent specifications and runs on the latest Android 7.1.1 Nougat with MiFavor UI on top. It sports a 6-inch display with Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels) resolution. Under the hood is the 64-bit Snapdragon 625 octa-core processor clocked at 2.0GHz that comes coupled with Adreno 506 GPU. There is 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage on this device. With the MicroSD card slot, the storage on this device can be further expanded. In the camera department, there is a 13MP autofocus rear camera with LED flash and 5MP fixed focus front camera.
Though the listing mentioned the device to come with only single SIM slot, we expect it to support dual SIM dual standby. Connectivity options include 4G LTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.1, and GPS. It also packs a bunch of sensors including accelerometer, compass, gyroscope, light sensor, proximity, and pedometer. Since there is no official announcement, the complete details of this device will be known only on the launch day. The earlier launched Blade V8 Mini came with a metal built body featuring 5-inch HD display.
It packs Snapdragon 435 octa-core processor along with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage. There is a 13MP + 2MP dual lens camera on the rear and a 5MP selfie camera on the front. On the other hand, the Blade V8 Lite came with a 5-inch Full HD display and is powered by MediaTek octa-core processor. It includes 2GB RAM, 16GB storage, an 8MP rear camera and a 5MP front camera. Both the smartphones features fingerprint sensors and runs on the latest Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box.