Budget-friendly ZTE Blade V9 to be unveiled at MWC 2018 before launching in the US

Budget-friendly ZTE Blade V9 to be unveiled at MWC 2018 before launching in the US
ZTE Blade V9 is kind of an elusive device having already missed launch window early this year. The budget-friendly Android smartphone was supposed to be unveiled in January at Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2018, but for some reason, ZTE has decided to delay the announcement.

It appears that sources familiar with ZTE's plans claim that Blade V9 will finally be introduced later this month at Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2018 trade fair.

Why is the ZTE Blade V9 so important? Well, this could become the cheapest Android smartphone in the US to feature an 18:9 display. Since ZTE inadvertently listed the Blade V9 on its website, we know quite a bit about its hardware.

The most important thing is that the Blade V9 comes with Android 8.0 Oreo right out of the box. Also, the smartphone sports a large 5.7-inch display with 1,080 x 2,160 pixels resolution and 18:9 aspect ratio.

Budget-friendly ZTE Blade V9 to be unveiled at MWC 2018 before launching in the US

Surprisingly, ZTE's budget-friendly handset comes with a dual-camera setup that consists of 16MP and 5MP sensors. There's also a secondary 13-megapixel front-facing camera for selfie lovers, as well as a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor.

Hardware-wise, the Blade V9 isn't that impressive considering it packs a Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 processor. It's unclear how much RAM it will pack in the US since it comes in multiple variations: 2GB, 3GB, and 4GB.

We have yet to learn how much it will cost and when it will be launched in the United States, but we'll surely know more details later this month if ZTE is indeed planning to go official with the Blade V9.

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Blade V9
  • Display 5.7" 1080 x 2160 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 450, Octa-core, 1800 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3200 mAh

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6 Comments

1. Duncdawg26

Posts: 169; Member since: Jan 20, 2017

Come on 3gb ram at $150! You can do it!

2. tallmatt81

Posts: 71; Member since: Dec 22, 2016

People's idea of "budget friendly" is $700, so I'm not intrigued

3. warrenellis93

Posts: 525; Member since: Jul 21, 2011

Yes budget friendly price has increased but the previous v8 pro in the U.S. was slightly over $200 so this should be similar

4. plasteek

Posts: 265; Member since: Jun 07, 2015

Axon please !

5. fyah_king unregistered

This should be as smooth as my blade z max with sd 430. The phone is Damn good for being "free!"

6. antmiu2

Posts: 550; Member since: Jun 19, 2011

Budget phones should be under $200, unlocked.

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