ZTE Blade S6 outed as the first Android with octa-core Snapdragon and Lollipop

Value-for-money lovers, rejoice, as today is the day. Apple might have announced a quarter for the books, but its smartphones' prices aren't for everyone, and for all the rest there are the up-and-coming Chinese phone makers, which are encroaching on everybody's turf now with great propositions.

Meizu just announced its $112 Blue Charm midranger, and ZTE strikes back with a bit more souped-up and elegant handset for still a pretty low price. The ZTE Blade S6 (don't ask why they called it that, but we have a hunch) flaunts a 5" laminated HD display, an octa-core 64-bit Snapdragon 615 chipset, 2 GB of RAM, 16 GB of internal storage plus microSD slot, and a 13 MP rear camera plus a 5 MP wide-angle front cam. All of it is backed by a 2400 mAh battery pack, and is running the latest Android 5.0 Lollipop.

ZTE Blade S6 has more aces up its sleeve, though, such as a fairly elegant 144 x 70.7 x 7.7mm body, Hi-fi sound with dedicated audio processor, and what ZTE calls Smart Sense - a clever set of gestures that can turn your flashlight on with a flick of the wrist, for example. The phone will be available from AliExpress starting February 10th, with a more global rollout on February 27th, for the suggested retail price for the western market of $250 off-contract. ZTE promises it will be shipping it from UK, France, Germany, Italy, Spain and Hong Kong, too. Any takers?

source: ZTE



1. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Yu Yureka has all this specs and $150 price.

2. techsavvy.jaz

Posts: 163; Member since: Feb 07, 2012

I guess this too is a re-branded version of Coolpad F2 like the YU Yureka is. The Cam flash placement is the differentiating factor.

3. JohnWick

Posts: 2; Member since: Jan 28, 2015

this is look lite grat

4. Anterv

Posts: 178; Member since: Jul 09, 2014

$250 ?! Not impressive at all..

5. greenelektron

Posts: 537; Member since: Sep 10, 2014

Over priced.

6. Manux

Posts: 26; Member since: Jan 29, 2015

Thats a smartphone in the right price.

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