Chinese phone-maker ZTE is reportedly givings its upcoming Blade V8 dual rear cameras. Leaked images of the affordable handset, which will be made official at CES 2017 in Las Vegas next month, showed up on a Russian site earlier on Thursday.
Pegged to be a direct competitor to Huawei’s Honor 8, the ZTE Blade V8 is most likely going to be a mid-range smartphone, powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 435 SoC, paired with 3GB RAM and 32GB storage as per GSMArena. The smartphone deploys a dual rear camera setup with a 13MP main camera assisted by an additional 2MP camera. The 2MP camera will be used to capture additional data like depth, which can be used to post focus or produce bokeh effects with images. The new offering from ZTE is rumoured to come with a brushed metal body and its fingerprint scanner embedded in the physical Home button underneath the display. The company has decided to retain the headphone jack much to the relief of a large number of customers.
Dual-lens camera setups were first spotted in Apple’s premium iPhone 7 Plus flagship device and since then more and more companies are striving to incorporate this high-end optical technology in their upcoming smartphones. The Blade V8 will run Android 7.0 Nougat underneath ZTE‘s own MiFavor UI 4.0. It should be available in many colours, including pink.
Although the Blade V8 will supposedly be announced at the CES 2017, there is considerable doubt whether the device will be up for grabs for consumers or not. The company announced the Blade V7 last year and it was only made available in a handful of emerging markets (like Spain, Mexico, Germany and South Africa), so it’s likely that this smartphone is also heading to emerging markets.