ZTE is launching one of the cheapest smartphones in the UK on Virgin Mobile in a few days and unlike other budget feature phones, the new ZTE Blade V will come as a mid-range offering smartphone with an incredibly cheap price.
Specs are on the budget-end side, the ZTE Blade V will have a 1.2GHz Qualcomm quad-core processor, 1GB of RAM and Adreno 203 GPU. The phone will have a dismal 4GB of internal storage, but there is a microSD slot and cloud storage is becoming a more intriguing option.
The ZTE Blade V has a 4-inch 800 x 480 IPS display, not the 1080p or even 720p we are used to seeing from high-end smartphones and to be honest a real sour stripe if the user wants to watch videos or look at photos.
Also coming on the ZTE Blade V is a front and rear camera, the latter being a 5MP shooter with flash. The 1720mAh battery may seem a little small, but for a 480p display it is likely to run a full day with no issues.
Android 4.1.2 will come pre-loaded on the ZTE Blade V, with ZTE’s rather odd UI skin. The phone will have WiFi, Bluetooth and GPS, but we do not think it will come with NFC, there is also no details on whether the WiFi will have ac protocol.
Virgin Mobile will offer the ZTE Blade V for £13 per month or £89 on a pay-as-you-go contract. Virgin Mobile customers will be able to get the phone for £71.