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ZTE Blade V9 coming soon

ZTE Blade V9 Android smartphone with Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 (Source: Helpix)
ZTE Blade V9 (Source: Helpix)
The 5.7-inch ZTE Blade V9 has a screen ratio of 18:9, but mid-range specs: Qualcomm Snapdragon 450, up to 4 GB RAM and 64 GB internal storage, a dual camera setup on the back. Considering these specs, the price should not exceed US$250.

Although it seems ZTE needs a whole lotta time to get Android Oreo ready for the Axon 7 flagship, it seems that releasing a bunch of new handsets every few months comes naturally to them. Not long after the ZTE Blade A3 arrived on the market with a dual front camera setup and a generous 4,000 mAh battery, this Chinese brand is ready to join the ever-growing group of manufacturers with at least one handset that features an 18:9 display under the belt.

The 5.2-inch ZTE Blade V9 has just been unveiled by Helpix, and since this is a Russian website, it is rather safe to assume that the handset will launch in Russia (or "also in Russia," of course). Driven by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 processor, the Blade V9 will be available in no less than three memory/storage variants: 2 GB/16 GB, 3 GB/32 GB, and 4 GB/64 GB. 

While the ZTE Blade V9 does not feature a dual camera setup for selfies, the 13 MP front-facing shooter should get the job done pretty well. The main photo snapper features a 16 MP sensor and a 5 MP one, phase autofocus, and f/1.8 aperture. The other features one would expect in a mid-ranger are all here, and then some: fingerprint scanner, NFC, GPS with GLONASS support, but only a micro USB port for charging and wired data transfers.

This handset will hit the market in gold and black, but its launch date is still unknown. However, it will probably be available for purchase soon for less than US$250 for the top hardware configuration. After all, that variant will probably end up facing the Snapdragon 625-powered Xiaomi Mi A1 and if the price is not low enough to make it attractive, this is a fight the ZTE Blade V9 cannot win.


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Codrut Nistor, 2017-12-29 (Update: 2017-12-29)