Fresh from unveiling two mid-range ‘Blade’ handsets at MWC 2016 last month, ZTE has introduced a new budget smartphone named the ZTE Blade D2.
The smartphone has been listed on ZTE’s Vietnam website and comes with a price tag of VND 2,690,000 (that’s about 25,000 naira).
The phone is only available in Vietnam at the moment and ZTE is yet to officially launch the device.
The highlight of the device as mentioned in the listing is its powerful 4000mAh battery. In addition to this, the phone is made of plastic body along with a “sophisticated design of the frame.”
The ZTE Blade D2 comes in a a 5-inch HD (720×1280 pixels) resolution IPS display and runs Android 5.0 Lollipop out-of-the-box. There’s a quad-core MediaTek MTK6735P processor clocked at 1.3GHz powering it under the hood. This is further clubbed with 1GB of RAM.
The device houses 8GB of internal memory which can be expanded up to 64GB it via a microSD card should more memory be needed.
The ZTE Blade D2 sports a 5-megapixel rear camera with LED flash along with a 2-megapixel front-facing camera.
On the connectivity front, the smartphone supports 4G LTE (with Indian Band), Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth v4.0, GPS and Micro-USB connectivity. The handset measures 144×69.5x8mm and weighs 155 grams.
Several smartphones in the past have been launched with a similar battery power to the ZTE Blade D2.
The Xolo Era 4K, Huawei Y6 Pro, Xiaomi Redmi 3, Gionee Marathon M5 Mini and others boast of a powerful battery and some have better specs than the ZTE Blade D2. However the Blade D2 can also act as a battery charger for other smartphones.
ZTE last month also launched its flagship smartphones the Blade V7 and Blade V7 Lite during the Mobile World Congress 2016 trade show in Barcelona. Its new Android-based Spro Plus ‘smart projector’ was also announced alongside the flagships.