With the release of Blade A1, ZTE got the tag of launching the most cost effective smartphone loaded with fingerprint sensor. By launching Blade A1, ZTE snatched this position from UMi Fair which was launched on September this year. The new handset is also loaded with a screen that comes to be 5 inches along with fingerprint sensor to its back. Let us have a detailed look onto the features of this cost effective handset from ZTE.
Design and Display
The smartphone comes with a measurement of 142*70.2*8.9mm. This handset is as light as 137 grams. The display is loaded with a 5-inched screen. The screen resolution comes to be 1280*720 pixels loaded with HD IPS display. The back panel of the smartphone is loaded with fingerprint sensor. This feature makes Blade A1 to be the cheapest smartphone to hold a fingerprint sensor.
Processor and Memory
The processor that makes Blade A1 functions comes from MediaTek with the version of MT6735 featuring 1.3GHz Quad-core. The chipset comes be of 64-bit capability. This processor is supported by graphics from Mali T720 MP2 GPU. The 2GB RAM makes the handset to undertake processes without any lag. The Android of version 5.1 Lollipop helps the user to interact with this handset. The internal storage comes to be 16GB and this can be expanded with the help of external microSD memory card to upto 128GB.
Camera and Connectivity Options
The primary snapper is loaded with a lens of 13MP. This is supported by an f/2.2 aperture along with dual-Tone LED flash. The front cam is loaded with 8MP lens which helps in capturing lovely selfies with your loved ones. Again this handset is loaded with a Fingerprint sensor. The company claims that this fingerprint sensor can unlock the handset in just 0.3 seconds. Another exciting feature is the Hybrid dual SIM slot, in which the second SIM slot also acts as microSD memory card slot. The connectivity is enabled by 4G LTE as well as 3G HSPA+. The WiFi is supported by a bandwidth of 802.11 b/g/n. This handset also supports Bluetooth of v4.0 and GPS connectivity.
Battery, Pricing and Availability
Blade A1 has got a battery with a capacity of 2800mAh, which helps the smartphone to remain live for the day long. This budget smartphone is tagged a price of US$94 which comes to be 599 Yuan. This handset will be initially available in China. Customers who would like to have this smartphone right away can pre-order on jd.com. This handset will be available on shop shelves by 11th of December.