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:

Component Description
Screen size 5 inches
Screen type LCD
Resolution 1280 x 720
Pixel density 294 ppi
SoC MediaTek MT6735
Type Quad-core
Speed 1.3GHz
RAM 2GB
Storage 16GB (microSD expandable)
Camera 13-megapixel rear / 8-megapixel front
Flash LED
Battery 2800mAh
OS Android 5.1
Build Plastic
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.

Source: JD (Google Translate)
Via: PhoneArena

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Jules Wang
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