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.



1. scarface21173

Posts: 696; Member since: Aug 17, 2014

Pro to me means top spec, not mid range.

2. aegislash

Posts: 1500; Member since: Jan 27, 2015

Two articles so far reporting this as the first dual lens phone from ZTE...pretty sure one of their Axon devices from last year had a dual lens camera.

3. Subie

Posts: 2370; Member since: Aug 01, 2015

Good looking handset!

4. btbotimtim

Posts: 272; Member since: Dec 08, 2010

leeco was selling le pro3 at 250 during black friday.

5. warrenellis93

Posts: 545; Member since: Jul 21, 2011

hopefully boost mobile gets the pro as a succesor the the warp line

6. MisterQ

Posts: 61; Member since: Feb 13, 2015

That's a lot of phone for $229! SD625, 5.5" 1080p, 3GB/32GB, dual sim, dual camera, type-C, quickcharge, fingerprint ! Puts Moto G4, Zenfone 3 Laser, Axon 7 mini, Honor 6X to shame

8. Doakie

Posts: 2478; Member since: May 06, 2009

I was just thinking that with all the hype the Honor 6X got this phone seems to be on par if not better than in specs. It's hard to say.

7. fyah_king unregistered

Hope the speaker is not tinny.

9. Tanii

Posts: 132; Member since: Apr 30, 2015

Wao cool specifications & suitable price. But months have been passed since Nougat was released, they should have gone with it directly. Somehow reminds me Zuk Z1.

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