Thursday , August 24 2017

ZTE introduces the Blade S6, a 5-inch phone with an octa-core processor

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ZTE has unveiled a new 5-inch mid-range device in its mass-market Blade series. The curiously-named Blade S6 (ahem) will be the company’s first Android 5.0 Lollipop device and the first device to use Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 615 octa-core processor.

The Blade S6’s other specs are pretty standard for recent Android devices – we’re looking at 2GB of ram, 16GB of storage, 2400 mAh battery with 13MP rear and 5MP front cameras. It’s a 4G LTE device too, though ZTE’s failed to specify the screen resolution. The kicker? It’s going to cost less than US $250 to buy outright – a good deal for price-conscious customers.

While ZTE has released lightly-skinned phones in Australia, the Blade S6 will be running their MiFavor 3.0 OS, which we heard would be coming last year.

Handily, it looks from the specs like the Blade S6 will operate happily on most Australian 3G networks and all but the newest 700/850 Mhz 4G LTE networks.

The Blade S6 will be going on sale February 10 via AliExpress, Amazon and Ebay – you may need to use a freight forwarder to buy from these sites.

We’ve checked in with ZTE Australia to see whether they’re bringing the Blade S6 to Australian shelves and will update when we know more.

Does the Blade S6 take your fancy? Tell us in the comments.

 
Source: ZTE, and Blade S6 Specs.
Via: Android Central.

Phil Tann   Journalist

Phil is an Android enthusiast who spends most of his time reading up on U.S. Android news so he can get the low down on what could possibly hit Australian shores. Coming from a background in IT & T sales, he’s in the perfect position to give an educated view on hardware and software.

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7 Comments on "ZTE introduces the Blade S6, a 5-inch phone with an octa-core processor"

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carl
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carl

Where in australia can i buy zte blade s6

SifuDean
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SifuDean

Capacitive buttons will be the norm for a long time to come. But the Australian version of the Blade S6 is straight Vanilla Android L based and no integrated UI overlay. Plus all the other changes we made.

JeniSkunk
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JeniSkunk

Capacitive buttons, and a butchered version of Android…
No sale.

overjeni
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overjeni

no surprise there and nearly cheap enough for you jeni

JeniSkunk
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JeniSkunk

Phil asked if you were interested in the device, not what you think of other people or their opinions.
I’ve been dealing with capacitive buttons on my Huawei Y320, running JB 4.2.2, and those buttons are frustrating, to put it mildly.

Phil Tann
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Considered that another manufacturer may deliver a better experience with the same tech Jeni?

JeniSkunk
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JeniSkunk

No Phil, I hadn’t, as what I am experiencing currently on the Y320, is a continuation of what I had to deal with on my short lived Optus LG P713go L7 II in q3 2013.

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