ZTE Blade V7 Lite hands-on
The Blade V7 Lite is predictably smaller than the Blade V7 and has a 5-inch, 720p-resolution display. Its build quality is decent, but the design is a bit toy-like, which is in line with the smartphone's target audience, we guess. The oleophobic coating, if there is one applied, is pretty bad, because the glass attracts a ton of fingerprints. Unlike the Blade V7, the handset features a circular fingerprint scanner for biometric security. This is a weird decision on ZTE's part, as this is the lower-end Lite model, and we'd expect it to be the other way around. Then again, ZTE isn't the only who's being weird about its fingerprint scanners lately.
This ZTE Blade V7 Lite will first launch in Russia before arriving in Mexico, Spain, Germany and Thailand by Spring 2016. US availability is unlikely. If ZTE prices it correctly, we think the smartphone will get some attention in its target markets, thanks to its good looks and the Blade brand's established, though not exactly hyper-aware presence.