ZTE is aiming to make a bigger dent in the budget phone market with its competitively priced MWC offerings, the Blade V9 and Blade V9 Vita. Both phones sport 18:9 aspect ratio displays and run on Android Oreo 8.1. The V9 has a 5.7-inch, 2160 x 1080 display and is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 octa-core processor clocking in at 1.8 GHz. It has dual rear cameras, a combination of 16-megapixel and 5-megapixel sensors, while the front camera is an 8-megapixel shooter. It is available in two variants: one with 3 GB of RAM with 32 GB of ROM; and one with 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of ROM. Both versions have expandable memory via microSD slots, fingerprint scanners, and 3100 mAh batteries. The V9 Vita on the other hand has a 5.45-inch 2160 x 1080 display and is mated to a Qualcomm Snapdragon 435 octa-core processor with a clock speed of 1.4 GHz. The rear camera set-up is a duo of 13-megapixel and 2-megapixel sensors while the front camera is rated at 5 megapixels. The Vita is available in 2 GB and 3 GB RAM versions with on-board storage of 16 and 32 GB, respectively which can be expanded via microSD slots.
Also published in Gadgets Magazine March 2018 issue