2018 has turned out to be one of the most challenging years for ZTE. But the company seems to be working hard to get back on track and the first step is to get the ZTE Blade V9 phone, initially announced at MWC 2018, on sale in China. The phone is finally listed in its home country, months after its announcement.
The phone is listed in two variants: 4GB + 32GB and 4GB+64GB and are priced at 999 Yuan (~$146) and 1199 Yuan (~$175) respectively. Currently, sites like JD.com are accepting reservations for the device and the phone is set to go on sale on August 15.
ZTE didn’t reveal any availability details for the Blade V9 back when it announced the phone at MWC 2018. However, it popped up on China’s TENAA certification website back in April, thereby confirming its launch in its home country. But it took nearly four months more for the phone to hit the markets.
The ZTE Blade V9 features a modest Snapdragon 450 chipset inside with a 5.7-inch 2160 x 1080p 18:9 display on board. The phone comes with a 16MP+5MP dual camera setup at the back and an 8MP selfie shooter up front. There’s a decent 3100mAh battery on board as well. Unlike other phones of 2018, the Blade V9 doesn’t have a notch and comes with an Honor like design.
Overall, the Blade V9 is a pretty good smartphone at its $146 price tag.