+ Sunday January 26th, 2020

After launching their hybrid tablet/projector, the Spro Plus yesterday, ZTE has today announced two new phones in their Blade series, with the Blade V7 and Blade V7 Lite.

Aimed at the young and the young at heart, the Blade V7 and Blade V7 Lite may share a name, but the specs they offer are definitely different with the Blade V7 housed in a premium full-metal, ergonomic body while the Blade V7 Lite offers biometric security in the form of a fingerprint scanner. The phones come with different sized screens with the Blade V7 offering a 5.2″ Full HD display, while the Blade V7 offers a 5″ HD display.

Blade V7

Blade V7 Lite

Full specs for the phones include:

Blade V7Blade V7 Lite
Screen5.2-inch, Full HD, 2.5D5.0-inch, HD, 2.5D
Table CellMT6753 with 1.3 GHz octa-core CPUMTK6735P, quad-core processor
Storage16GB16GB with transflash expansion
CameraRear Camera: 13MP, PDAF, 0.3s focusing, double color flash
Front camera: 5MP, screen flash
Rear Camera: 13MP, PDAF, 0.3s focusing, double color flash
Front camera: 5MP, screen flash
ConnectivityLTE B2/4/7/12(28) or B1/B3/7/8/20
GSM 850/900/1800/1900
UMTS 850/1900(2100) or 900/1900/2100
LTE: B1/B3/B5/B7/B8/B20(28)/B40(38)
UMTS: B1/B5/B8
GSM: B2/3/5/8
ConnectivityGPS, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, Bluetooth 4.0GPS, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0,
Sensorsaccelerometer/proximity/light, Hall effect sensor, FM radiocompass, FM radio, Hall effect sensor, accelerometer/proximity/light
Other FeaturesSmart Sense gesture controlSmart Sense gesture control and Fingerprint Sensor
OSAndroid 6.0

Talking about the launch, Jacky Zhang, CEO of EMEA and APAC, ZTE Mobile Devices told Ausdroid

We’re proud to show off the Blade V7 and Blade V7 Lite to the world, and we’re starting here in Barcelona. We know how important smartphones are to our daily lives, especially for capturing those significant moments. Hence, we’ve designed the Blade V7 and Blade V7 Lite with that in mind. These devices are just the latest milestones in how ZTE will bring imagination and beyond to ignite our users’ mobile lives.

ZTE hasn’t announced whether these phones will launch in Australia as yet, they’ve announced the Blade V7 will be in Germany, Spain, South Africa, Ethiopia, and Mexico by ‘summer’ this year, which we assume is our winter. The Blade V7 Lite will be launching a little earlier in spring, again, probably our autumn in Russia first before becoming available in Mexico, Spain, Germany and Thailand by spring 2016

Daniel Tyson  

Daniel Tyson

Daniel is a former editor of Ausdroid, and left in February 2019.

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V7 supports up to 32GB microSD external storage.

Surprised that this hasn’t been released in Australia yet.

Phill Edwards
Phill Edwards

The higher end device send to be limited to 16GB with no SD card, but the lower end device does have SD card. Really? 16 GB and no SD card?

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