The first ZTE Redbull V5 smartphone which was launched in China earlier this year came with decent specs at an affordable price. This model is clearly aimed to compete against similar models released by Xiaomi, a company known for releasing low priced devices that come with high end specs. A recent announcement made by ZTE states that an updated version of this model is expected to hit the market this coming May 27.
The updated ZTE Redbull V5 will now be getting 2GB of RAM instead of the usual 1GB and an increased internal storage space of 8GB. This new device will also now support China Unicom’s as well as the international WCDMA 3G networks. The company however didn’t mention of any 4G LTE support for this device, a feature present in the original model. There’s a huge possibility that 4G LTE won’t be available for this updated model as China Unicom still does not support this.
The other specifications of the new ZTE Redbull V5 are similar to the original model. It comes with a 5-inch display with a 720p (1280 x 720) resolution. It uses a Qualcomm MSM8X26 quad core processor that has a clock speed of 1.2GHz. This device runs on Android 4.3 with the Nubia 2.0 user interface running on top. It also has a 13MP rear camera and a 5MP front camera. Rounding up its specs is a 2,400 battery.
The build quality of this new model will still be the same as the original model. It’s primarily made of plastic to keep the cost down and comes in various colors. Despite its plastic exterior it doesn’t feel cheap at all and is actually pretty solid. This device targets the youth as its main market as can clearly be seen by its color options of White, Lime Green, Sea Blue, Lolita Pink and Primrose Yellow.
The original model has a price tag of 799 Yuan while this new model will be sold at a slightly higher price of 999 Yuan. This is roughly $160 when converted. While the original model is sold only in the Chinese market we are hoping that this new model will make its way outside of China as it now has the necessary hardware to support international networks.