[CES 2017] ZTE Blade V8 with dual-rear cameras, 3D shooting, Nougat announced

ZTE officially announces Blade V8 with dual-rear cameras, 3D shooting, Android Nougat at CES 2017.

Saturday, January 7, 2017

/ by Aman Banka

ZTE is not yet done with the phone announcements at CES 2017. After announcing ZTE Hawkeye and ZTE Blade V8 Pro, ZTE has now officially announced a lower-end variant of the Blade V8 Pro smartphone, called the ZTE Blade V8. The announcement of Blade V8 was quite expected, considering that the Pro variant of the device was already official.

ZTE Blade V8 is a mid-range Android smartphone with great camera features and amazing design. ZTE is targeting the Blade V8 at younger crowd. The smartphone will be available in 4 stylish colors to choose from: Rose Gold, Silver, Dark Grey and Champagne Gold.

According to ZTE, the Blade V8 will be released in Russia and Japan by February 2017, followed by Germany, Spain and China by March 2017.

Physically, the device comes with diamond-cut metallic body equipped with 2.5D curved-edge glass. On the front we have a fingerprint scanner with volume rockers and power button on the right side. The SIM slot sits on the left and the speakers are on the bottom of the device with USB Type-C port in-between them.

Also Read: [CES 2017] ZTE Blade V8 Pro with 5.5" display, dual 13MP rear cameras announced for $229.98

The key feature of Blade V8 is dual-rear cameras which is capable of taking Bokeh photos and 3D-shooting. The configuration of rear cameras are 13MP primary + 2MP secondary which is used for detecting depth and distance of the surrounding to produce special effects like blur backgrounds (bokeh effect).

The dual rear camera is also capable to taking photos from different angles in order to combine them together to create high-quality 3D photos. Refocus mode of Blade V8's camera allows users to select the focus area after shooting to see images from different perspectives.

Additional specifications include a 5.2-inch Full HD LCD display, octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 435 processor, 2GB / 3GB RAM, Android 7.0 Nougat with Mifavor 4.2 UI on top, an 13MP front facing camera with flash, 16GB / 32GB internal storage and 2730mAh battery. The device measures 148.4 x 71.5 x 7.7 mm and comes in VR goggles backing box.

Also Read: [CES 2017] ZTE Hawkeye with eye-tracking & self-adhesive case announced for Kickstarter


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