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ZTE Blade V8 Pro and Hawkeye Smartphones announced, available for pre-order



ZTE has announced two new smartphones at the CES event going on in Las Vegas. The Blade V8 Pro will be the company’s latest flagship model and will also be the first device from the blade series to be released in the American market. This Chinese company is also taking pre-orders for its Hawkeye smartphone which is on their crowd-sourced project for $199.

Moreover, the Blade V8 Pro will be unlocked for all the networks in the US and at the Chairman and CEO of ZTE USA, Lixin Cheng said First launched in Asia, the Blade series has expanded to countries throughout Europe and Mexico due to growing consumer demands. The handset comes with two 13MP rear cameras which are capable of taking 4K videos and produce bokeh effects.

There is a 5.5-inch 1080p touchscreen display with a 2.5D glass. Under the hood, there is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 chipset coupled with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of onboard memory. The handset is a dual SIM variant but has a hybrid slot that can be used to insert microSD card to extend the memory.

Blade V8 Pro measures 156 mm x 77 mm x 9.1 mm and weighs 185 grams. There is an 8MPcamera on the front for video calling and selfies while the handset comes out of the box with Android 6.0.1 and can be expected to get further updates in the future. On the back, there is a 3149mAh non-removable battery to power the handset. There are connectivity options like 802.zz a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth V4.2, NFC, GPS, A-GPS and USB Type C 2.0.

Nothing much about the new device Hawkeye is known, but under the crowdsourced project CSX, ZTE has made the device available for pre-order at $199. After the result of the poll that was conducted by ZTE in 2016 on how should a smartphone look and feel, the device will come with an eye-tracking sensor and self-adhesive back for better grip. Stay tuned to PhoneRadar and do comment in the section below to know more on the same.


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