Arms-on with ZTE's trendy Blade V7 mid-vary telephones

Hands-on with ZTE's stylish Blade V7 mid-range phones The ZTE Blade V7 Devindra Hardawar

ZTE proved it might make a killer-wanting system with final yr’s Axon, and now it is bringing a few of that design work right down to its mid-vary Blade line. This week at Cellular World Congress, the Chinese language firm unveiled the Blade V7 and Blade V7 Lite, each of which function metallic instances. And sure, they each look very acquainted.

Gallery: Arms-on with ZTE's Blade V7, V7 Lite | 9 Photographs

They’re harking back to the newest iPhone designs — the V7 feels virtually indistinguishable from an iPhone 6 or 6S with its barely curved display and again cowl, to not point out its outstanding speaker and microphone openings. The V7 Lite, then again, jogs my memory of the iPhone 5’s flat design (in an excellent means). Each units truly really feel fairly nice to carry, I simply wished ZTE was a bit extra unique with its designs.

The V7 encompasses a 5.2-inch 1080p display and it is powered by an octa-core Mediatek processor operating at 1.three Ghz. It additionally packs in 2GB of RAM, 16GB of storage, and a thirteen megapixel rear digital camera (alongside a 5-megapixel entrance shooter). The V7 Lite, in the meantime, sports activities a quad-core Mediatek chip, a smaller 5-inch display operating at 720p. Each telephones ship with Android Marshmallow.

They are not meant to switch the Axon, as an alternative they will be new reasonably priced choices in China, Germany, Spain and different worldwide markets by this summer time (the V7 Lite will launch first in Russia). As for a real successor to the Axon, I hear one thing might pop up in the course of the first half of this yr.

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