ZTE Blade A2 unveiled; phone is coming to the world's largest carrier

ZTE has introduced the ZTE Blade A2 today, which will be earmarked for China Mobile. The handset features a 5-inch display with a 720 x 1280 resolution. The MediaTek MTK6750 SoC is under the hood, carrying an octa-core 1.5GHz CPU and a Mali-T860 MP2 520MHz GPU. 2GB of RAM is inside along with 16GB of native storage.

The 13MP rear-facing camera comes with PDAF, and the front-facing 5MP camera snaps selfies and handles video chats. Below the camera in the back is a fingerprint scanner that will unlock the device in .3 seconds. Available in gold, silver and grey, the ZTE Blade A2 comes with a 2500mAh battery and offers VoLTE connectivity. Android 5.1 is pre-installed with with Mifavor 3.2 on top.

The ZTE Blade A2 is clad in metal and will be available starting on June 15th priced in a range equivalent to $91 USD-$107 USD. It is the sequel to the ZTE Blade A1, which was launched last year.

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source: TimesNews.co.uk



1. zunaidahmed

Posts: 1183; Member since: Dec 24, 2011

Why do manufactures have to put such crappy GPUs? They are just better with putting some old flagship SoC such as snapdragon 801 or 805, I am sure those are not so expensive either, wonder why they don't dontjat

2. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Last time I read not all of smartphone users play graphics intensive games.

3. zunaidahmed

Posts: 1183; Member since: Dec 24, 2011

Doesn't have to be, the comment I made can be taken as a general opinion. Why don't they just use older flagship SoC? Pretty sure they are not that expensive at all

4. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

I would like that to happen too, trust me. But I think there are other issues with that, like the older chips are less efficient than current ones, only 32-bit, etc. etc.

5. EyeSea

Posts: 43; Member since: Jun 04, 2016

I'd take the S800 over S800 or any x10 of Mtk. .

6. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

blame mediatek for making that SoC, lol.. SD801 and SD805 arent that power efficient compared to newer cortex-A53 processors and its good enough for ~$100 smartphone, since this processor is as good as SD616

7. TrackPhoneUser

Posts: 256; Member since: Oct 21, 2015

Damn, $100 for fingerprint scanner

8. PeteScoff

Posts: 15; Member since: Nov 05, 2015

Nice design similar to redmi note 3, it goes for $133 now at Geekbuying.

9. PeteScoff

Posts: 15; Member since: Nov 05, 2015

This is now $127 over at Geekbuying. Seems like a great price for such device, do you agree?

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