Mobile World Congress is where many, many manufacturers unveil their latest devices, and ZTE is one of them. Not too long ago, the Chinese company has introduced two new smartphones running on Android 6.0 Marshmallow: the Blade V7 and V7 Lite, which look pretty sleek.
The higher-end device of the two is the Blade V7, a full-metal smartphone that has quite an eye-catching design. Powered by a MediaTek MT6753 1.3 GHz octa-core processor, the V7 also has a 5.2-inch 1920 x 1080 display that is protected by a 2.5D curved edges glass. Other specifications of the Blade V7 include 2GB of RAM, 16GB of expandable storage, a 13MP rear camera with phase detection autofocus, a 5MP front-facing shooter, and a modest 2,500mAh battery.
Curiously enough, despite the fact that the Blade V7 Lite is a lower-end option to the Blade V7, it has a rear fingerprint sensor; a feature that is not found on the latter device. Regardless, the V7 Lite is packed with a smaller 5.0-inch 720p display (also protected by a 2.5D glass), a MediaTek MT6735P 1.3GHz quad-core processor paired with 2GB of RAM, 16GB of expandable storage, and a metal construction. Just like the Blade V7, the V7 Lite also has a 2,500mAh battery, along with 8MP rear and 8MP front-facing shooters.
ZTE mentioned that the Blade V7 will start shipping to Spain, Germany, South Africa and Mexico by summer 2016. The Blade V7 Lite, on the other hand, will launch in Russia first before arriving in Spain, Germany and Thailand by spring 2016. At the time of this writing, the retails prices of these devices have not been revealed yet.