The world’s largest technology trade show called CES (Consumer Electronics Show) is less than a week away, and companies have already either announced their products early or have had their products leaked. The ladder just happened to ZTE, as their upcoming smartphone called the Blade V8 has been leaked.
The Blade V8 first appeared on their website, which has since been pulled. There were some hands-on pictures of the phone leaked as well by a Russian site called Hi-TechMail. The specifications are more targeted towards the mid-range market, but the interesting part of the phone is its dual-lens camera system, which houses a 12-Megapixel sensor and a 2-Megapixel sensor. The lesser 2-Megapixel sensor is for recording depth information, which will come in handy as according to ZTE, can “add DSLR-like bokeh effects to your photos and shoot before focusing.” There is also a 13-Megapixel camera sensor on the front for selfies.
The aforementioned bokeh pictures would be able to be viewed in 360 degrees on VR headsets. The phone’s camera can also capture “high-speed motion with multi-exposure images.”
As far as design goes, the Blade V8 will have a metal body that has a matte finish with chamfered edges on the back. There will be 2.5D glass on the front with the 5.2-inch Full HD display. It will be powered by an Octa-Core Snapdragon 435 SoC with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of onboard storage. It is also expected to run Nougat out of the box and has ZTE’s MiFavor 4.0 UI on top.
Also included is a fingerprint sensor, which will work from any angle, and also will support certain gestures for shortcuts to different apps or actions. Mobile payments and app locking via the fingerprint sensor is also supported. It is interesting to note that considering all of the specifications, the phone is only 7.7mm thin.
The previous versions of the Blade smartphone weren’t global releases, so only time will tell if the phone will make it to the US. Stay tuned to TechDependent for more of our CES coverage, and to read it all from the very beginning, click here.