23 January 2020
In the past seven days, ZTE has launched two new smartphones named Blade 20 Smart and Blade A7s in China. These are mid-range and budget smartphones respectively but with a few common aspects. They both come with triple rear cameras, bigger displays, and even bigger batteries relative to the respective price segment. Let's have a look at them one by one.
The ZTE Blade 20 Smart sports a 6.49-inch HD+ (1560 x 720 pixels) with a 19.5:9 aspect ratio and a small dot-like notch. Under the hood, it has the MediaTek Helio P60 processor coupled with 4GB of RAM. It offers 64GB of onboard storage with microSD card support up to 512GB.
It has triple rear cameras that include a 16-megapixel primary sensor, an 8-megapixel wide-angle sensor, and a 2-megapixel depth sensor. The front camera is an 8-megapixel sensor and as you would expect, it is housed within the notch. The whole package is powered by a huge 5,000mAh battery. It will be shipping with ZTE's MiFavor UI 9.1 based on Android 9 Pie. It also has a fingerprint scanner on the back panel.
The ZTE Blade 20 Smart has been priced at CNY 999 (about $141) for the sole 4GB/64GB variant with sales starting October 25th in China.
The ZTE Blade A7s is a budget smartphone and comes with a 6.08-inch HD+ (1560 x 720 pixels) notched display. It is powered by the budget segment favorite MediaTek Helio P22 processor. It also has only one configuration variant featuring 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage. If you need more storage, you can always use a microSD card up to 512GB.
It has the same triple camera setup as the Blade 20 Smart. It means you will get a 16-megapixel main camera, an 8-megapixel wide-angle camera, and a 2-megapixel depth camera. But on the front panel, it has only a 5-megapixel selfie shooter. There is a 4,000mAh battery to keep the lights on and it runs MiFavor UI 9.1 based on Android 9 Pie out of the box. It does not have a fingerprint scanner but offers face unlocking functionality.
If interested, you will be able to get a ZTE Blade A7s for only CNY 799 (about $113) with an option to choose from Blue and Black color variants.