Chinese telecommunications giant ZTE earlier this week made its Blade D2 smartphone available to buy in Vietnam. It has now launched another smartphone in Japan, the Blade V580, listing it on the region-specific website.
The ZTE Blade V580 can be pre-ordered only in Japan for now with a price tag of JPY 27,800 (roughly Rs. 16,600). It will start shipping from March 25 this year. The smartphone’s availability details outside the region are not yet known. The smartphone sports a ‘high-precision’ fingerprint at the back that also works as a camera shutter button besides for other security purposes.
As mentioned on the website, the dual-SIM (Nano SIM+Nano SIM) supporting ZTE Blade V580 is made of a metal body. It features a 5.5-inch full-HD (1080×1920 pixels) resolution display and runs Android 5.1 Lollipop out-of-the-box. An octa-core MediaTek MT6753 processor clocked at 1.3GHz clubbed with 2GB of RAM powers the smartphone. The ZTE Blade V580 also houses 16GB of inbuilt storage, which shouldn’t be an issue for users as they can expand it via a microSD card (up to 32GB). The second SIM slot in the handset also acts as a microSD card slot.
The Blade V580 sports a 13-megapixel rear camera with LED flash along with a 5-megapixel front-facing camera. On the connectivity front, the smartphone supports 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth v4.0, GPS/ A-GPS and Micro-USB connectivity. The handset measures 77.2×155.3×8.6mm and weighs 165 grams. It is backed by a 3000mAh battery and will be available in Silver and Grey colour variants.
ZTE earlier this week unveiled its Blade D2 smartphone. The handset’ key feature is its 4000mAh battery, which as per the company can also act as a battery charger for other smartphones.[“source-ndtv”]