ZTE has updated its Blade smartphone range in Russia and has introduced four of its handsets, Blade X9, X5, X3 and Z7. These are all 4G-capable initiatives and support Dual SIM functionality and of course all the 4 Blade lineup runs on Android 5.1 Lollipop out of the box.
Starting with the ZTE Blade X5 specs. It features a 5-inch (1280 x 720 pixels) IPS display, is 1.3 GHz quad-core MediaTek MT6735 64-bit processor with Mali-T720 GPU, 1GB of RAM, 8GB of internal storage and expandable up to 32GB via microSD card. Camera-wise, it sports a 13MP sensor on its back with LED flash and 8MP selfie shooter. It packs a 2400mAh battery. Worth mentioning that the control below the rear camera isn’t a fingerprint sensor but a shutter button for capturing selfies.
Now that the ZTE Blade X9 comes along with most interesting capabilities. It is powered by a Snapdragon 615 SoC with 1.5GHz Octa-Core CPU with Adreno 405 GPU. Paired with 2GB of RAM, 16GB of on board storage which is further expandable up to 128GB using SD card slot. With 13MP rear camera and 5MP front-facing snapper, the 5.5-inch handset is backed by a 3000mAh unit. This phone actually features a fingerprint sensor on the back.
Another mid-ranger called ZTE Blade X3 – goes with a 5-inch (1280 x 720 pixels) IPS display, is powered by the same MediaTek MT6735 chipset with 64-bit quad-core 1GHz CPU and Mali-T720 GPU, 1GB of RAM, 8GB of expandable storage. With an 8MP/5MP rear and front cameras it will be cheapest in all the three X series smartphones that introduced by ZTE today, which comes with a 4000mAh battery.
Here comes the 5-inch ZTE Blade Z7, is powered by 1.3 GHz octa-core MediaTek MT6753 64-bit processor with Mali-T720 GPU, coupled with 2GB of RAM, 16 GB of internal storage and SD card support. 13-megapixel camera on its back and an 8-megapixel front-facing camera, the phone is bringing with it a 2200mAh battery package.
The Blade X3 carries a price tag of RUB 8,990 ($138), while the X5 and X9 will set you back RUB 10,990($169) and RUB 17,990 ($277), and the Blade Z7 is priced in at 14,990 rubles (US$ 232) respectively.