MWC 2018: ZTE Blade V9, Tempo Go Android Go smartphone launched

MWC 2018: ZTE Blade V9, Tempo Go Android Go smartphone launched

The company just announced the Blade V9 and Blade V9 Vita at the MWC 2018. The ZTE Blade V9 and Blade V9 VITA look nearly the same on the outside (metal + glass vs metal unibody build), though the Blade V9 is larger than the Blade V9 VITA, and also superior to the "VITA" model. Both the phones come with full screen 18:9 displays with a screen-to-body ratio of up to 83.6%. It will be available in a choice of black, grey, blue or gold. It is priced at $220 (Rs 14,500). The smartphone is fitted with a 5-inch display with a screen resolution of 480×854 pixels.

The ZTE Tempo Go comes with a Snapdragon 210 processor, 1GB of RAM, and 8GB of storage. There will be two version of the Blade V9 offered, one with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of storage and one with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage. There is a microSD card slot, though, for those who'd like to add another 32GB to their device.

Camera setup on the V9 VITA includes a 13MP, plus 2MP bundle on the back and a 5MP shooter on the front. There's a primary 16MP camera on the back with that 5MP low-light sensor alongside, and also an 8MP front-facing camera. Most other specs remain mostly unchanged from the bigger sibling, including fingerprint reader, VoLTE support, Bluetooth 4.1, Wi-Fi b/g/n and Global Positioning System. It also gets noteworthy features such as 3.5 mm audio jack and DTS audio which would please the audiophiles.

The ZTE Blade V9 smartphone runs on a latest Android operating system, Android 8.1 Oreo out-of-the-box. The highlight though is the 5.7-inch display with an 18:9 aspect ratio. It is powered by the same Qualcomm's Snapdragon 450 SoC as its bigger sibling. The variants have 16 GB memory with 2 GB RAM and 32 GB memory with 3 GB RAM.

Moving on to the imaging, ZTE has equipped the Blade V9 with the now trending dual-camera setup. The connectivity features that are available on the Tempo Go include 4G VoLTE, 2.4 GHz Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, 4.2 Bluetooth, microUSB, 3.5mm audio jack and Global Positioning System. Specs include a 3180 mAh battery with quick charging, a single 20MP camera which serves as both the front and rear camera thanks to the folding design, a side mounted fingerprint scanner, and expandable storage.