ZTE has launched a new entry-level smartphone ‘ZTE Blade D2 T620‘ in Thailand. It is priced at VND 26,90,000 (approx $120 / Rs. 8,100) and features a power-packed 4,000mAh battery. The device comes with curved edges and a removable polycarbonate back cover. Apart from the massive battery, the device includes basic specifications.
The Blade D2 features a 5-inch HD (1280 x 720 pixels) IPS display and is powered by 64-bit MediaTek MT6735P quad-core processor clocked at 1.3GHz. It has 1GB of RAM for multitasking and an 8GB of onboard storage that can be expanded upto an additional 64GB. The device runs on Android 5.1 Lollipop with ZTE’s customized UI overlaid.
In the camera department, there is an 8MP rear camera with autofocus and LED flash and a 5MP front camera for selfies and video calls. As said earlier, the device is backed by a 4,000mAh battery that is rated to deliver 17 hours of talk time and lasts upto 528 hours on standby. It supports dual SIM dual standby and offers 4G LTE connectivity along with Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS, and a MicroUSB 2.0 port.
It measures 144 x 69.5 x 8 mm and weighs 155 grams. The device will be available in White and Black colors. There is no information about the launch of this device is other markets. At the recently held MWC 2016, ZTE has showcased the newly launched ZTE Blade V7 and V7 Lite along with the high-end Nubia and Axon series smartphones. With a market share of 7%, ZTE is the fourth largest smartphone brand in the U.S only next to Apple, Samsung, and LG.
The latest news suggests that there might be some restrictions on ZTE from importing components and software from the U.S. The reason for this is that the U.S made products are prohibited to sell in Iran and ZTE is exporting the products that use the components imported from the U.S. Apart from the smartphone manufacturing, ZTE also has a strong share in telecom equipment market. Stay tuned for more updates!