ZTE hasn’t released any new phones in the US recently but today the company announced the new Blade A7 Prime and Blade 10 Prime. Both phones pack entry level specs and attractive prices catering to those on a budget or looking for a secondary device. ZTE has partnered with pre-paid carrier Visible which will offer both new handsets in its portfolio.
Blade A7 Prime
The more affordable Blade A7 Prime comes with a 6.09-inch HD+ display with a 19.5:9 aspect ratio and a waterdrop notch for its 5MP selfie shooter. The back has a matte cloth-like texture paired with a single 16MP F/2.0 camera, LED flash and fingerprint scanner. Another nice design touch is the red-colored power button.
Under the hood, the A7 Prime comes with the Mediatek Helio A22 chipset alongside 3GB RAM and 32GB built-in storage which is expandable via the microSD slot.
The phone packs a 3,200 mAh battery which charges over USB type-C and also brings a headphone jack in the top left corner. The software front is covered by Android 9 Pie. The phone will retail for just $99 and will be available later today.
Blade 10 Prime
The Blade 10 Prime packs dual cameras along with a more capable chipset. You also get a 6.3-inch FHD+ panel with a waterdrop notch for the 16MP selfie cam.
The back is where you find the 16MP F/2.0 main shooter combined with a secondary 5MP F/2.2 depth helper. Like the A7 Prime, you also get a rear-mounted fingerprint reader.
The Blade 10 Prime comes with the Helio P60 SoC paired with 3GB RAM and 64GB internal storage which is expandable. Battery wise you’re still looking at a 3,200 mAh cell which also supports USB PD 2.0.
The phone runs Android 9 Pie and also packs a 3.5mm headphone jack up top. It will set buyers back $179 and is also going on sale later today.