ZTE just announced a couple of midrange smartphones at MWC - the Blade V8 Mini and the Blade V8 Lite.
The Blade V8 Mini is hailed as the 'perfect smartphone for photography lovers', thanks to its dual camera on the back. The setup consists of a 13MP primary sensor and a 2MP secondary one for depth sensing. You get bokeh effects with simulated apertures in the f/1.0-f/8.0 range and post-capture refocusing. The selfie camera is a no-nonsense 5MP fixed-focus unit.
The phone sports a 5-inch 720p display and is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 435 (28nm, 8x1.4GHz Cortex-A53 CPU, Adreno 505GPU). You get 2GB of RAM and 16GB of built-in storage, which you can expand via microSD.
Battery capacity is listed at 2,800mAh and it's fitted in a body that measures 143.5x70x8.9mm. There's the all-important fingerprint sensor on the back too. The phone runs on Android Nougat with a ZTE custom skin on top.
The Blade V8 Mini will be available in various markets across Asia Pacific and Europe, though ZTE doesn't specify when and at what price.
The Blade V8 Lite is another 5-incher, 720p too. This one, however, is powered by the MT6750 (one of those non-Helio MediaTeks), coupled again with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of storage, with a microSD slot if you want to add more.
No fancy dual-camera setup here - instead, there's an 8MP shooter on the back (with autofocus, at least), and a 5MP selfie snapper. The specsheet lists a 2,500mAh battery capacity, and Android 7.0 as the OS.
The Blade V8 Lite will be available in Italy, Germany and Spain, though price remains to be detailed.
You mean the guy who got fired from LG's design team? lol
This probably the most ridiculous releases ever made by ZTE. They made V8 mini and and throw in a lite version too. Lol. And it is almost 9mm thick with only 2800mah battery. The only thing to like here is Nougat. Else looks like not going to get any...
At least these two have Nougat