ZTE managed a pretty rare feat last December – leaking one of its own upcoming devices. The handset question is the Blade V9, which got listed on the company’s official website for Spain. That was noticeably pulled quickly but we still grabbed some official images & the full specs nonetheless.
According to an anonymous source speaking to Android Headlines, the Blade V9 will finally become official at MWC, when ZTE plans to launch it for the world to see. The phone is expected to be “quite affordable”, which makes sense given the Blade line’s legacy & its non-flagship specs.
The Blade V9 will be the first ZTE model to ship with an 18:9 touchscreen, sticking to the hottest trend of the moment in mid-range circles. It’ll be 5.7″ in size & sport 1,080×2,160 resolution. AMOLED lovers will be upset to learn that it’s an LCD part.
Blade V9 is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 450 chipset paired with either 2, 3, or 4GB of RAM, depending on the version you pick up. In the same way, built-in storage will be 16, 32, or 64GB. A microSD card slot doubles as a second SIM housing.
The Blade V9 boasts a dual rear camera setup, with a 16 MP autofocus unit and a fixed-focus 5 MP snapper. Aperture is f/1.8, and the selfie cam is 13 MP. A 3,200 mAh battery provides the juice, the headphone jack is still in, and the fingerprint scanner is on the back as you can see.
The phone is quite stylish with its glass and metal sandwich design worthy of top of the line devices. Expect to see it offered in black and gold.