ZTE's first midrange dual-camera phone, the Blade V8, leaked in its full glory

Manufacturer ZTE, famous for its Axon affordable flagships, is planning to make an appearance at the CES 2017 electronics expo, which starts on the 5th of January. It's expected that we will get to see the company's crowdsourced smartphone — a device that was designed and named based on fan votes (fingers crossed for the name to be Phoney McPhoneface). But ZTE might have a couple more tricks up its sleeve, as evidenced by the set of leaked photos below.

The photographed handset is the yet-unannounced ZTE Blade V8. It certainly looks interesting — a slim but large metal slab, with a very clean and sleek design. There's a physical home button housing a fingerprint scanner on the front, which is a first for the series. What we see in the photos is a gunmetal gray-like color, but it's said the final product will come in a few different finishes, pink included.

And yes, there's the obvious dual camera module on the top. We spent a bit of time speculating on how it might work, but then found something even better — ZTE's official promotional materials for the device. Spoiler alert: we are about to spill all the details.

So, the ZTE Blade V8 will have a 1.4 GHz, octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 435 SoC, 3 GB of RAM, and 32 GB of internal memory. Certainly no specs to write home about, but we are probably looking at a bargain-priced handset here. The dual camera on the back employs one 13 MP sensor and an assistive, 2 MP camera. Thanks to the information that the secondary camera collects during a shot, you will be able to add and tweak bokeh (focus blur) effects after a shot has been made. You will also be able to take a quick picture before even focusing, or take photos of speedy movements, with a high chance of being able to fix the still afterwards, according to the promo materials. To top it off, the Blade V8 will be able to shoot stereoscopic pictures with its dual cameras — 3D photos to be viewed in VR! 

The display is a 5.2-inch 1080x1920 screen, which should make for a crisp pixel-per-inch density of about 420. The selfie camera is nothing to snark at, with a 13 MP resolution. Last but not least, we'll be getting Android 7.0 on board, with ZTE's own MiFlavor UI skin on top.

The previous iteration of the series, the ZTE Blade V7, was available in Germany, Spain, South Africa, Ethiopia, and Mexico. Whether the V8 will make it to the States this year around is unknown, but we wouldn't hold our breath.


source: ZTE (cached); hands-on pictures: Hi-Tech.Mail.Ru

FEATURED VIDEO

9 Comments

1. NoAllegiance unregistered

No, it's not their first.

2. deanylev

Posts: 234; Member since: Mar 11, 2014

Do you guys do any research? The Axon has dual cameras...

3. paul.k

Posts: 293; Member since: Jul 17, 2014

Paul did a little derp

4. warrenellis93

Posts: 542; Member since: Jul 21, 2011

is derp a nickname for smoking crack?

5. mobifan

Posts: 22; Member since: Feb 21, 2015

Ugly camera module

6. SYSTEM_LORD

Posts: 1168; Member since: Oct 05, 2015

Why is the flash off center? These OEMs have no sense of style or symmetry, I tell you.

7. uzbek-mobile-man

Posts: 118; Member since: Sep 27, 2014

I hope, this device is CDMA+GSM phone. CDMA 800 MHz and GSM 900/1800 MHz.

8. shield

Posts: 834; Member since: Sep 12, 2015

Lg X cam is first.

9. Blackrod5000

Posts: 22; Member since: Oct 20, 2013

These comments are funny do the people commenting even know how to read I guess not. So for the record the article says ZTE's first mid-range smart phone with dual camers the Axon 7 and mini are considered high end phones.

Latest Stories

This copy is for your personal, non-commercial use only. You can order presentation-ready copies for distribution to your colleagues, clients or customers at https://www.parsintl.com/phonearena or use the Reprints & Permissions tool that appears at the bottom of each web page. Visit https://www.parsintl.com/ for samples and additional information.