ZTE Blade A2 has been officially announced today in China. It is the successor of the ZTE Blade A1, which was launched back in December 2015. ZTE Blade A2 price in China around 699 Yuan – approximately $106 USD and is available in Gold, Silver and Grey color variants. It can be ordered via jd.com and will go on sale from 15 June in China.
The ZTE Blade A2 features a 5.0-inch IPS display with HD (720 x 1280 pixels) resolution, that has a 2.5D curved glass protection on top of it. It is powered by a 1.5 GHz octa-core processor that’s fueled by a MediaTek MT6750 64-bit chipset clubbed with Mali T860 GPU. It has 2GB of RAM and comes with 16GB of native storage, which can also be expanded up to 128GB with the help of microSD card.
On the camera front, the Blade A2 flaunts a 13-megapixel primary rear camera with PDAF – phase detection autofocus for focusing speed of 0.1 seconds and LED flash. There is a 5-megapixel front-facing camera paired with front LED flash for bright selfies and clear video calling. It has a 360 degree fingerprint sensor on the back below the camera module, that will unlock the phone in just 0.3 seconds and will let the users open various apps with a single touch.
The device runs on the Android 5.1 Lollipop OS out of the box and packs in a 2500mAh battery is rated to deliver of up to 18.8 hours of talk-time and up to 357 hours of standby time. The Blade A2 includes 4G LTE with VoLTE, 3G, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS, A-GPS, USB 2.0, OTG, 3.5 mm audio jack and FM Radio as connectivity options. It has all metal uni-body, its measures 143.8 x 70.2 x 7.9mm and weighs 135 grams.
Recently, ZTE has announced Blade A813 smartphone in China, priced at $128. It comes with a 5.5-inch 2.5D glass screen, 13MP rear and 8MP front camera with LED flash and 3000mAh battery capacity.