The ZTE Blade V8 is priced at CNY 1,499, and the device is now available in China. It will be available in Silver and Dark gray color options. The device was made official at the CES 2017 event a few days back, and we all know the specifications of it. Now in China, the device will be coming with 4GB RAM / 64GB storage instead of 2GB / 16GB and 3GB / 32GB we have seen earlier. Except for this all other specifications of the handset remains same like the 5.2-inch display, 2,730mAh battery and will be powered by Snapdragon 435 SoC.
A couple of days back, ZTE launched the Blade V8 Pro with dual rear cameras. The Blade V8 was leaked earlier to the CES 2017 along with the Blade V8 Pro. Now, the company also made the Blade V8 official at the ongoing CES 2017. This is the same device that got the TENAA certification with the model number ZTE BV0800. While the ZTE Blade V8 Pro comes with a plastic body, the Blade V8 sports a metal built body. The rear camera is interestingly placed horizontally on the top rear of the device. While the Blade V8 Pro came with Android 6.0 Marshmallow, the Blade V8 runs on the latest Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box with MiFavor 4.2 UI laid on top.
Commenting on the launch, Jacky Zhang, Senior VP of ZTE Corporation, said,
The Blade series has always been aimed at the young generation, and today we’re proud to showcase its newest member, the Blade V8, to the world. We hope that through this phone and its incredible camera features, today’s youth can see the world in new ways. As a key extension of the human body, smartphones can’t be more important to our daily lives, especially for capturing those significant moments. With that in mind, every piece of the Blade V8 is created to empower users with eyes to see the beauty of the world like never before.
The 5.2-inch display of the Blade V8 comes with Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels) resolution along with a 2.5D glass laid on top. Under the hood is the 1.4GHz Snapdragon 435 octa-core processor coupled with Adreno 505 GPU. It comes in two variants with 2GB RAM + 16GB storage and 3GB RAM + 32GB storage. There is also a MicroSD card slot for further expansion of storage on this device. The Blade V8 is backed by a 2,730mAh non-removable battery, and it measures just 7.7 mm thickness. It has a physical home button on the front that comes embedded with a fingerprint sensor. On the right edge of the device, we can find the volume rocker and power button.
The rear camera setup on the Blade V8 comes with a 13MP autofocus sensor and 2MP fixed focus sensor. On the other hand, the earlier launched Blade V8 Pro came with dual 13MP sensors. With the dual lens cameras, the device can capture Bokeh and 3D photos. For selfie, there is also a 13MP fixed focus front camera. Both the front and rear cameras are assisted by LED flash for capturing decent images in the low light conditions. Connectivity options include 4G, VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.1, GPS, 3.5mm Audio port, and USB Type-C port. The device will be available in Rose Gold, Silver, Dark Grey and Champagne Gold color options. It will be available in Russia and Japan by the end of February 2017 and in Germany, Spain, and China by March 2017.
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