ZTE has unveiled two new smartphones as part of its Blade lineup.

The ZTE Blade V8 Mini is a 5 inch phone with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 435 processor and dual 13MP cameras on the back, while the Blade V8 Lite is a budget model withe a MediaTek MTK6750 octa-core chip.

ZTE Blade V8 Mini

The more interesting of the two phones features an HD display, a 2,800 mAh battery, a fingerprint sensor, and Android Nougat software.

The phone is clearly a budget device, with 2GB of RAM, 16GB of storage, a 2MP front camera, and 802.11n WiFi and Bluetooth 4.1.

But the two cameras on the back of the phone allow you to capture 3D images or adjust depth for bokeh-style effects (where the foreground object stays in focus while the background is blurred.

ZTE says you can also use the phone’s fingerprint sensor to do more than just unlock the device: it can be used to access encrypted data or to launch a specific app quickly, even when the phone’s screen is off.

ZTE Blade V8 Lite

This model is expected to be available soon in Italy, Germany, and Spain.

It features a 5 inch full HD display, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of storage, a microSD card slot, and a 2,500 mAh battery.

There’s a fingerprint sensor, 802.11n WiFi, Bluetooth 4.1, an 8MP rear camera, and a 5MP front camera.

Like the Blade V8 Mini, this phone has a 3.5mm headphone jack and micro USB port… two features that aren’t always a given these days.


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