Just as it promised, Chinese multinational tech firm, ZTE, has unveiled its new Blade V7 and Blade V7 Lite smartphones at the MWC 2016 in Barcelona.
The firm also announced a new Android-based Spro Plus ‘smart projector’ alongside the smartphones.
The ZTE Blade V7 will go on sale in Germany, Mexico, South Africa, and Spain among other markets starting from June 2016 although its pricing details are yet to be released.
The ZTE Blade V7 Lite on the other hand will launch in Russia first, before being made available in Germany, Mexico, Spain, and Thailand around March or April.
The ZTE Blade V7 features a 5.2-inch full-HD (1080×1920 pixels) IPS display and runs the latest Android 6.0 Marshmallow operating system.
It is powered by a 1.3GHz octa-core MediaTek MT6753 processor with 2GB of RAM. It packs 16GB of internal memory and supports expandable storage via microSD card.
The dual-SIM device sports a 13 megapixel rear camera with PDAF and dual-tone LED flash. There is also a 5 megapixel front camera on board for taking selfies and making video calls. It measures 146×72.5×7.5mm and packs a 2500mAh battery.
Connectivity options on the ZTE Blade V7 include 4G LTE, 3G, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS, USB OTG, Micro-USB, and Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n.
It also supports accelerometer, proximity, ambient light, compass, and gyroscope. It will be available in Gold and Silver colour variants.
The ZTE Blade V7 Lite has some lower-end specifications compared to the former but also gains a fingerprint sensor.
It sports a 5-inch HD (720×1280) display, and is powered by a 1.3GHz quad-core MediaTek MT6735P SoC clubbed with 2GB of RAM.
ZTE Blade V7 Lite comes with 8 megapixel front and rear cameras, both with LED flash modules. The rest of its specs are same with its superior sibling.
The ZTE Spro Plus, on the other hand, is being promoted as a ‘smart projector’ by the company as it runs on Android 4.4 KitKat.
The ZTE SPro Plus combines a 500-lumen projector with an Android-based control system that includes an 8.4-inch AMOLED screen, a Snapdragon 801 processor, optional LTE data and 128GB of expandable storage. It can also cast 80 inch images on walls.
It has however been treated and regarded by many as a tablet due to its portability and touchscreen display.
Nevertheless, ZTE insists it’s a projector but wouldn’t divulge details about its price. The device will also be made available starting from June just like the Blade V7 smartphones.