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ZTE Announced Blade V8 Mid-Range Smartphone With Dual Camera Setup


Chinese manufacturer ZTE unveiled quite a few new smartphones during this year’s Consumer electronics show, but the one that really managed to catch our attention is the Blade V8, a mid-range handset, with a very interesting selling point, considering the category it belongs to: a dual camera!

To be more specific, it comes with a 13 MP snapper on the back, paired with a 2 MP secondary one, so users can apply various effects to their snapshots, including the already famous bokeh effect, made popular by Apple’s iPhone 7 Plus.

However, we’re not done with the cool stuff! The camera can also take 3D photos, but, on the other sides, it can’t display 3D without glasses, so we have a few doubts regarding the way those images will look. According to a press release, the ZTE Blade V8 takes several photos, from different angles, which are eventually combined into one 3D image. Ok, this is at least interesting…

Spec-wise, the Blade V8 comes with a 5.2″ full HD display and it’s powered by a Snapdragon 435 chip, aided by either 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB of storage or 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of space. There’s also a fingerprint scanner, LTE support and a pretty serious 13 MP front-facing camera, with a flash.

For those of you living in the United States and fancying this smartphone, we have some bad news: it won’t be available here. Otherwise, it will start hitting the shelves in Russia and Japan by the end of February, followed by Germany, Spain and China, in March.