ZTE has unveiled a new budget smartphone. Dubbed Small Fresh 4, the device is the successor to the Chinese company’s Small Fresh 3 which was launched last year. The new phone is powered by an octa-core 1.5GHz SoC (MediaTek MT6753) and sports a 5.2-inch full HD display with 2.5D curved glass.
It comes with 2GB RAM and 16GB expandable internal memory, and packs in a 2,450mAh battery. In terms of camera, the handset features a 13MP rear unit and a 5MP front shooter. It runs Marshmallow-based MiFavor 3.5 UI, and also features a 3D fingerprint sensor on the back.
As for price, the Small Fresh 4 carries a tag of RMB 1,090 (around $163) in China, where it will go on sale starting July 26. Color options include Gold, Silver, and Rose Gold. Given that its predecessor was launched as the Blade X6 in international markets, we expect the Small Fresh 4 will also be available internationally as part of the company’s Blade X series.
ZTE also revealed that the total sales of its Small Fresh series devices has crossed 300 million.
Also in a related news, ZTE Axon 7 preorders begin today, ships out July 27.
The device is the company’s most powerful phone yet and features a 5.5-inch display, a 20-megapixel camera and Google Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow. Its Snapdragon 820 processor also makes it powerful enough to satisfy Google’s VR initiative. Known as Daydream, it is a hardware and software standard that Google put out to guidephone companies to make VR headsets.
With its low price, the Axon 7 is a great value for its specs. However, it faces stiff competition against other inexpensive handsets like the OnePlus 3. That phone features comparable hardware, like a 5.5-inch screen, the 820 processor and a 16-megapixel.