ZTE has officially confirmed at the CES (Consumer Electronics Show) 2017 that it will be soon selling its Blade series in the U.S. The first in the series to makes its debut in the U.S. is ZTE Blade V8 Pro.
The ZTE Blade V8 Pro has a 5.5-inch display that produces a full HD resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. It is protected by Gorilla Glass 3. The Snapdragon 625 SoC featuring 2.0 GHz octa-core processor and 3 GB of RAM are present under the hood of Blade V8 Pro.
The native storage of the smartphone is 32 GB and it supports up to 256 GB of microSD card on its external storage. The microSD card can be added to the second SIM slot of the hybrid SIM tray.
The USP of this budget-friendly smartphone is its 13-megapixel dual camera that is accompanied with features like phase detection autofocus and dual LED flash. Its selfie camera is of 8-megapixel.
It features a front-facing fingerprint scanner and it also features a USB Type-C port. Other connectivity features include Wi-Fi 802.11ac, v4.2 Bluetooth, and NFC. It is loaded Android Marshmallow OS. There is no confirmation on whether it will be upgraded to Nougat OS.
The ZTE Blade V8 Pro measures 156 x 77 x 9.1 mm and its weight is 185 grams. The device houses a 3,140 mAh battery with fast charging support.
ZTE Blade V8 Pro Price, Pre-orders
Since the Blade V8 Pro is an unlocked smartphone, it will support all networks in the U.S. It will be available with a pricing of $229. Apart from ZTA USA’s online store, it can be preordered through retailers like Amazon, B&H and Newegg.
ZTE USA CEO and chairman, Lixin Cheng has stated in a press release, “first launched in Asia, the Blade series has expanded to countries throughout Europe and Mexico due to growing consumer demands.”