Smartphones that come equipped with a fingerprint sensor have been becoming more and more affordable, and now we have come to this. ZTE has launched its latest smartphone – the ZTE Blade A1 – in China, and it sells for a mere 599 Chinese yuan (roughly RM390).
Looking at its specifications list, it’s quite hard to believe that the ZTE Blade A1 can be priced at such a low price point. It has a 5-inch LCD screen, and it runs on a 1.3GHz quad-core MediaTek MT6735 processor paired with 2GB of RAM. In terms of storage, it has 16GB of onboard memory and expansion is possible via a microSD card slot. On the front, it has an 8MP camera with a 13MP snapper round the back.
Right below the rear camera is where the fingerprint sensor is located. It is capable of unlocking the device in 0.3 seconds (or so ZTE claims). The ZTE Blade A1 runs on a customised Android 5.1 and it supports dual-SIM 4G LTE. Rounding out the device’s specifications is a 2,800mAh battery powering the device.
We’re not sure if the ZTE Blade A1 will arrive on Malaysian shores, but if it does, its price should not stray far from its retail price in China – 599 Chinese yuan (about RM390).