Last month ZTE launched the Redbull V5 device that offered up some decent specifications for a low cost, marking it as a device in ZTE’s lineup that could compete with the likes of devices from Xiaomi and others that have similar phones with good hardware but a small price. ZTE is reportedly not stopping there but will also soon be offering up a WCDMA version of the device that also comes with a bump in the RAM department. The original Redbull V5 carried only 1GB of RAM but sources suggest that the revamped model will come with an extra gig, taking it up to 2GB of RAM total. The internal storage space is also said to be getting an increase to 8GB, similar to the “energy model” of the Redbull V5 that launched last month from ZTE in China for 999 Yuan.
When it comes to the rest of specs and pricing, it seems this new WCDMA model of the Redbull V5 is literally by all accounts the same as the energy variant of the original Redbull V5 we saw launch last month, but equipped to work with WCDMA networks and be ready for the China Unicom carrier as well. To recap, the new WCDMA Redbull V5 that is set to launch on May 27th according to the source, is powered by a 2,400 mAh battery, comes with a 5MP front facing camera and a 13MP rear facing camera. It also reportedly has support for dual sim cards and will be driven by the Qualcomm MSM8X26 processor clocked at 1.2 GHz. It is also supposed to come brandished with a 720p 5-inch display. All these specs are the same as the Redbull V5 energy variant that was launched in China on April 9th, right down to the 2GB of RAM and 8GB of internal storage space.
This version of the Redbull V5 and the “energy model” as it was called from last month seem to be different devices, but with the specs all being exactly the same this new phone should end up costing 999 Yuan just like the previous model. That is unconfirmed of course but it would be weird for ZTE to charge more for the same hardware on a different network, new phone or not.