ZTE Malaysia launches its latest Blade series smartphone – Blade V8, featuring a dual camera equipped with Bokeh photos and 3D shooting abilities. The device sports a 5.2-inch screen and 2.5D curved-edge glass. Powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon Octa-core chipset, 4G LTE, a 13 MP + 2MP dual rear camera and 13 MP front camera for high quality selfie with flash, a front integrated fingerprint scanner, Full HD screen resolution, Android N.
With the ability to detect depth and distance, the Blade V8 can take photos similar to those taken by SLR cameras in macro mode. The dual rear camera is also able to take photos from different angles and combine them together to create high-quality 3D photos. In addition, the refocus mode allows users to select the focus area after shooting in order to see images from different perspectives. It comes in a manual mode and multi-camera mode.
The Blade V8 sports Qualcomm Snapdragon 435 Octa-core chipset, Android Nougat 7.0 OS, and the new ZTE MiFavor UI 4.2.
With this launch, ZTE also noted that they are collaborating with knowroaming, allowing users to activate a virtual SIM card for roaming while travelling to a foreign country. They can buy the data on the app which links payment to a registered credit card. This cuts down hassle from having to purchase a separate SIM and configuring settings while travelling.
One interesting thing to note, the packaging box of the phone is also a VR goggles. We did some hands on during the launch event and – well, it’s not the most sophisticated, but if you did some fiddling it could be an interesting contraption to play with.
The phone is available now in grey, priced at RM 999. Other colours will be announced on a later date, with Rose Gold set for June release.
Blade V8 Specifications
|Network||GSM: 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
UMTS: 850/900/2100 MHz
FDD LTE: B1/B3/B5/B7/B8/B20 MHz
|Platform||Qualcomm MSM8940 (Snapdragon 435)
Octa-core 1.4 GHz
|OS||Android 7.0 Nougat|
|Size||148.4 x 71.5 x 7.7 mm|
|Display||5.2” FHD IPS (1920 x 1080), 2.5D|
|Camera||13MP (IMX258, f2.2) Front Camera (w Moonlight Flash)
13MP PDAF (IMX258, f2.0) + 2MP Dual Rear Camera (w Flash)
|Battery||2730 mAh (Non-removable)|
|Interface||3.5mm Audio Jack, Dual SIM (4FF – Nano)|
|Memory||32GB eMMC + 3GB DDR3 RAM
Micro SD expansion slot (up to 128GB) – SIM slot 2
|Features||GPS, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, BT 4.1,
Accelerometer, Proximity, Ambient Light, Compass, Gyro, FM Radio, Hall sensor
Fingerprint, USB OTG