In mid-2016, ZTE unveiled an affordable ($105) phone with an octa-core processor. Now it has launched a sequel - the ZTE Blade A2S. The price is the same – CNY 700 on JD.com in China – but you get a 5.2” 1080p screen this time around, up from 5” 720p.
There's more memory too – 3GB of RAM and 32GB storage, up from 2GB/16GB. If you need more, you can put a microSD card in the hybrid card slot (but you lose the dual SIM functionality).
Screen and memory aside, this is more or less the same phone. You get a metal frame and with a fingerprint reader on the back and a 2,540mAh battery inside. The camera appears unchanged at 13MP / 1080p on the back plus a 5MP selfie cam on the front.
The Blade A2S runs an unspecified version of Android on a MediaTek MT6753 chipset, which offers an octa-core processor (at 1.3GHz) and – somehow – an older GPU than what was on the regular A2.
If all this sounds like your cup of tea (or you just need a low-cost phone), JD.com will start selling the A2S on September 8. You can register now at the source link.