After launching three new smartphones of the Blade Series, Blade X9, Blade X5 and Blade X3, Chinese smartphone maker ZTE recently unveiled their latest member of the Blade series, ZTE Blade A1, which will be the world’s cheapest handset to feature a fingerprint scanner.ZTE has priced the smartphone at CNY 599 or $94 (approximately Rs. 6,300) and will release it on December 11. Though the company has not spilled the bin about the price and the availability of the ZTE Blade A1, outside China, but it is sure that this handset will be the first of its kind to sport a fingerprint scanner under $100 price mark.
ZTE Blade A1 Features
The dual-SIM (Nano-SIM card) dual standby supporting ZTE Blade A1 is a pretty modest plastic-made handset which flaunts 5-inch HD display with 720×1280 pixels resolution and a calculated pixel density of 293ppi pixel density.ZTE Blade A1 runs on Android 5.1 Lollipop with customized MiFavor 3.2 UI running over the top. Under the hood the phone houses a 64-bit octa-core MediaTek MT6735 processor clocked at 1.3GHz, coupled with 2GB of RAM. This latest device of ZTE features comes with 16GB of inbuilt storage, which can be further expanded up to 128GB via a microSD card.
ZTE Blade A1 features a 13-megapixel rear camera along with a 8-megapixel front-facing snapper for clicking selfies. The fingerprint sensor is placed just below the rear camera lens and according to the company the fingerprint sensor of the Blade A1 can unlock the device in 0.3 seconds, so it should be quite fast. The phone will be available in four color variants Vibrant Yellow, Smart White, Dream Green, Cool Blue, and Space Grey. Dimension wise ZTE Blade A1 measures 142×70.2×8.9 mm and weighs only 137 gm. Blade A1 is powered by a 2800mAh battery and will feature all the modern day connectivity options. ZTE Blade A1 will be available for sale later this month via JD.com (one of China’s biggest online retailers), which is already started taking reservations.
ZTE Blade A1 Key Specifications
Front Camera: 8-megapixel
Resolution: 720×1280 pixels
OS: Android 5.1
Rear Camera: 13-megapixel
Battery capacity: 2800mAh