ZTE has updated
its Blade smartphone lineup in Russia with the launch of three new devices: the
X3, X5, and X9. The trio covers the different segments of the mid-range market,
aiming to bring lots of bang for your buck.
the ZTE Blade X9, which is the most interesting of the lot. It is powered by a
Snapdragon 615 SoC with octa-core CPU, and sports a 5.5-inch (1920 x 1080 pixel
resolution) IPS display. It comes with 2GB/16GB memory configuration and
13MP/5MP camera combo, and packs in a 3,000mAh battery. This phone actually
features a fingerprint sensor on the back.
The Blade X5 is
powered by a MediaTek MT6735 chipset with quad-core CPU, and sports a 5-inch
720p display. It has dual 8MP shooters back and front and packs in a 2,400mAh
battery. It's worth mentioning that the control below the rear camera isn't a
fingerprint sensor but a shutter button for capturing selfies.
Cheapest of the
lot, the Blade X3 is powered by the same MediaTek MT6735 chipset with quad-core
CPU, and packs a 5-inch 720p display. It comes with 1GB RAM and 8GB internal
memory, and a large 4,000mAh battery - it is capable of charging other devices
as well. In terms of camera, the handset features a 8MP/2MP combo.
The Blade X3
carries a price tag of RUB 8,990 ($138), while the X5 and X9 will set you back
RUB 10,990($169) and RUB 17,990 ($277), respectively There's also currently no
information on if and when they'll be available in other regions worldwide.