ZTE has posted their newest smartphone the Blade V8 on their website ahead of it being officially announced. It has since been taken down, but not before Google could cache the website for everyone to see. There are three pictures below that were taken by Hi-Tech, a Russian website, and it shows the ZTE Blade V8 in all of its glory. It appears to be a metal unibody smartphone, with dual camera lenses on the backside. According to ZTE's website, there is a 13-megapixel main sensor with a 2-megapixel assistive sensor, that is going to work a bit like the dual-camera setup on the HTC One M8 when that launched in 2014. The front-facing camera is also a 13-megapixel shooter, and is located in the upper right-hand corner.
Looking at the rest of the spec sheet, this is definitely a mid-range smartphone. There is a 5.2-inch 1920×1080 resolution display, powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 435 processor, 3GB of RAM and 32GB of storage. It is also running Android 7.0 Nougat, and could be the first smartphone out of ZTE to be running Nougat. As we can see from the photos below, it appears that the power button and volume rocker are located on the right side of the device. Additionally, it appears to be an aluminum unibody design, which is pretty impressive, given the other specs on the ZTE Blade V8.
There is also a physical home button on the ZTE Blade V8, which the company also notes has a fingerprint sensor included. Similar to the likes of Xiaomi with the Mi Note 2 and even Samsung's flagship devices. There is a headphone jack included, at the top of the device, which is a sigh of relief for most people. ZTE may choose to announce the Blade V8 at CES next week in Las Vegas, but that doesn't mean that the device will be coming to the US, not everything announced at CES actually goes up for sale in the US. The company announced the Blade V7 last year and it was only made available in a handful of emerging markets (like Spain, Mexico, Germany and South Africa), so it's likely that this smartphone is also heading to emerging markets.