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MWC 2018 | ZTE introduces the Blade V9 and V9 Vita in grand style

The ZTE Blade V9 and V9 Vita. (Source: CNET)
The ZTE Blade V9 and V9 Vita. (Source: CNET)
ZTE has announced the release of its two new devices, the Blade V9 and Blade V9 Vita. The V9 will be powered by a Snapdragon 450, while the V9 Vita opts for the less powerful Snapdragon 435. Both devices feature 18:9 displays, with the V9 showcasing a 5.7-inch FHD+ display, and the V9 Vita going with a 5.45-inch HD+ one.

The ZTE Blade V9 has been in the headlines of recent, and the device has finally been unveiled at the ongoing Mobile World Congress taking place in Barcelona. The Blade V9, ZTE's main budget offering for the year, will succeed the Blade V8, and it does so quite well. The Blade V9 was unveiled alongside a cheaper, less powerful—the Blade V9 Vita.

The Blade V9 sports a 5.7-inch 18:9 FHD+ display, with minimal bezels. The company's presentation, in fact, claims that the device has an 83.6% screen to body ratio, which would make it one of the best in the market in that regards. It is powered by the 14nm Snapdragon 450, and comes in two memory configurations—3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of storage, 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of storage. The former will cost €269, while the later will go for €299. 

The V9 features a dual rear camera setup (16 MP + 5 MP, f/1.8), an 8 MP selfie camera, a 3200 mAh battery, and a rear-mounted fingerprint reader. Its design is particularly impressive, and it also boasts of a glass back. It runs on Android Oreo out of the box, with support for some form of facial recognition.

The Blade V9 Vita features a 5.45-inch 18:9 FHD+ display. It is powered by a Snapdragon 435 and will also sport dual rear cameras, albeit a less impressive 13 MP + 2 MP setup. There's a 5 MP camera nestled at the front of the device for selfies. Like the regular Blade V9, it also gets its juice from a 3200 mAh battery and runs on Android Oreo out of the box. There's a base variant with 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB of storage (€179), and another with 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of storage (€199).

Both devices offer users the option to expand storage with a MicroSD—up to 256 GB. 

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Ricci Rox, 2018-02-25 (Update: 2018-02-25)