ZTE jumps onboard the metal cruise with the Blade V7 and V7 Lite smartphones - PhoneArena

ZTE jumps onboard the metal cruise with the Blade V7 and V7 Lite smartphones

ZTE jumps onboard the metal cruise with the Blade V7 and V7 Lite smartphones
If you like the feel of cold metal in your hand, you might like what Chinese telecom big shot ZTE has to show you. Freshly introduced at MWC 2016, the Blade V7 and V7 Lite are the latest additions to its Blade line-up, which is about nice looking smartphones with decent specs, targeted towards younger users. They are sold in over 50 countries, but they are yet to arrive on US soil. Anyway, here's more about each of ZTE's new babies.

ZTE Blade V7

Boasting a full-metal body, the Blade V7 flaunts a 1080p-resolution, 5.2-inch screen that's topped off with curved edge glass. The smartphone is powered by an octa-core MediaTek chip with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of storage. The Blade V7 runs the latest Android 6.0 Marshmallow, which is commendable and makes for one up-to-date device. There's a 13MP camera with quick phase-detection autofocus and dual-tone LED flash on the rear, along with a 5MP cam on the front, while the battery is of 2500mAh capacity. That should make for decent battery life, considering MediaTek's chips are more about power efficiency than scorching performance. The handset will be sold in Germany, Spain, South Africa, Ethiopia, and Mexico by the summer of 2016.

ZTE Blade V7 Lite

Being a Lite version, this one is smaller than the Blade V7 and has a 720p resolution, 5-inch display. Designed in Germany and also metallic, the handset features a circular fingerprint scanner for biometric security. Like its bigger brother, the V7 Lite runs Android 6.0, but it opts for a quad-core MediaTek chipset. It still has 2GB of RAM and 16GB of expandable storage, along with 8MP front and rear cameras – both with flash modules. This model will first launch in Russia before becoming available in Mexico, Spain, Germany and Thailand by spring 2016.

The ZTE Blade V7 and V7 Lite will be available in EMEA (Europe, Middle East, Africa) and APAC (Asia Pacific) regions, although they will be released at different times in each region. Said times and eventual US availability haven't been announced.

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