ZTE’s Blade V9 first surfaced online in December 2017. The mid-range phone was seen on the Spanish ZTE website but didn’t officially launch then. It is expected to be unveiled at MWC 2018, but before then, the device has surfaced on Geekbench.
According to the benchmark site, the ZTE Blade V9 is running Android 8.1 Oreo. This means when when it launches it should come with the latest version of Android. It also has 3GB of RAM and is powered by an octa-core processor clocked at 1.8GHz.
Based on the specs from the early reveal last year, this is the Snapdragon 450 – the current king of the 400 series. The chipset comes with an Adreno 506 GPU and has support for FHD+ displays.
The phone scored 772 points in the single-core test and 3931 in the multi-core test. These are similar to the scores (769 and 3548 respectively) of the Redmi 5, another phone powered by the same chipset.
However, ZTE’s Blade V9 packs a lot more than Xiaomi’s Redmi 5. It has an 18:9 5.7” display too but with a FHD+ resolution unlike the Redmi 5’s HD+. It also has dual rear cameras, a front camera with a higher pixel count, and runs a newer version of Android.
ZTE is expected to announce the device at MWC with an affordable price tag. Although there have been no sightings of more variants but judging by its predecessors, the Blade V8, we are looking forward to Pro, Lite and Mini variants of the Blade V9.