ZTE Blade V8 Pro comes to the U.S. with dual-camera, dual-SIM support and affordable price

ZTE has just announced it's bringing the Blade series to the United States, and the first smartphone to make its debut in the country is the Blade V8 Pro. The Blade series is mostly known for offering great features at an affordable price and the Blade V8 Pro is no exception.

Without a doubt, the phone's main selling point is the dual-lens setup, which consists of two 13-megapixel rear-facing cameras. They are complemented by a dual-LED flash, as well as a secondary 8-megapixel camera in the front. 

The Blade V8 Pro is a mid-range handset at heart, as the phone is powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor, coupled with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal memory (expandable up to 128GB via microSD). It's worth noting that the phone features hybrid dual-SIM support, so you can either use two SIM cards, or one SIM card and a memory card.

Design-wise, ZTE's phone measures 156 x 77 x 9.1 mm and weighs 185g (battery included), so it's not among the thinnest on the market. The physical Home button hides a fingerprint sensor. The bottom side features an USB Type-C port, while the top side includes a 3.5mm audio jack, so you get the best of both worlds.

ZTE Blade V8 Pro sports a 5.5-inch display that supports full HD (1080p) resolution and Corning Gorilla Glass 3 coating. It supports GMS/HSPA bands, as well as the following LTE Cat 4 bands: B2, B4, B5, B7, and B12.

The phone is powered by a 3,140 mAh battery that features Quick Charge 2.0 support. The Blade V8 Pro ships with Android 6.0 Marshmallow onboard, and there's no word on whether or not it will be updated to Nougat in the future.

According to ZTE, the Blade V8 Pro should be available for pre-order in the United States starting today for just $229.98 outright. Customers can get it through various online retailers, including Amazon, B&H, Newegg and ZTE USA's webstore.


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