Sub-$100 ZTE Blade A1 debuts with a fingerprint sensor
ZTE’s been focusing its new Axon line of smartphones on its global front. While premium hardware with thoughtful design is kicking up the dust here, we continue to monitor the home scene for ZTE: China. And low-end devices are still selling a very health clip. Just ask Xiaomi or Letv.
So, ZTE is throwing its own flame on the value fight with the ¥599 ($93.67 as of this post) Blade A1.
There’s very decent stuff for the price:
|Screen size||5 inches|
|Resolution||1280 x 720|
|Pixel density||294 ppi|
|Storage||16GB (microSD expandable)|
|Camera||13-megapixel rear / 8-megapixel front|
|Dimensions||142 x 70.2 x 8.9mm / 137g|
There’s dual-SIM support with 4G antennas in there and– oh yes, there’s that fingerprint sensor on the back. We’re not sure of its craftsmanship and performance, but damn it all if we aren’t amazed. Fingerprint sensors have been coming cheaper and cheaper and now here we are.
Honestly, this is a ridiculous spec list for a $94 phone that we hope, even with a modest price bump, can get spread around like the lovebug. Okay, maybe not like that, but it’s worth it.