ZTE has added a new smartphone to its Blade lineup of handsets. The company launched its Blade A2 mobile phone in China with a price tag of Rs. CNY 699 (~Rs. 7,000). The device will be available for sale starting from June 15, at a local online retail store, JD.com.
ZTE Blade A2 is the second smartphone in the series after Blade A1 and comes with several improvements such as an all-metal body and 4G VoLTE support. The handset also features a 360-degree fingerprint scanner, which is claimed to process unlocking of the phone within 0.3 seconds.
Running on Android 5.1 Lollipop, the ZTE Blade A2 is powered by a 1.5GHz octa-core MediaTek MT6750 Processor coupled with 2GB of RAM. It comes featured with 16GB storage on board storage that could be expandable up to 128GB via a microSD card.
ZTE has packed the device with a traditional SIM card slot and a hybrid SIM card slot that allows users to insert either a SIM card or a microSD card at a time, which means they can use the device with dual-SIMs, or with a single SIM and a microSD card.
On photography front, the smartphone boasts a 13-megapixel rear camera with LED flash and phase detection autofocus (PDAF). While it enables users to capture sharp selfies with its 5-megapixel of user-facing camera, featured with LED flash, and co-fronted with a 5-inch HD (720×1280 pixels) IPS 2.5D display. The handset is backed with a 2500mAh of battery.
In addition, it has also been said by the manufacturer that the Blade A2 smartphone can achieve download speed up to 300Mbps with its 4G LTE connectivity support.
Apart from 4G LTE, the handset sports various other connectivity features like Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth, GPS/ A-GPS, and microUSB.