A new Vodafone-branded smartphone which is manufactured by ZTE, the Vodafone 510, has been certified by the FCC. It is the first time that this phone has been spotted, but the FCC listing reveals a lot of information about the device which is substantial enough to get an idea of what to expect. It is an entry-level smartphone and is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 210 processor, features an all plastic build, and is 4G compatible. On the front panel, the Vodafone 510 features a front camera along with proximity and light sensors. The back of the device has a rear camera with LED flash on the top left side as well as Vodafone logo in the center. There is a 3.5mm headphone jack at the top, a micro USB charging port at the bottom, and volume jack & power button on the right side.
As for the camera app, it features Manual, Multi Exposure, and Time-lapse modes. Under the Manual mode, users will be able to play around with ISO, exposure, white balance, and time lapse interval settings to make most out of the phone’s camera. The phone also has microSD card support which should be good enough to meet your storage requirements considering that it is likely to be on the lower side of the internal storage being an entry-level device. The phone features a 2250mAh battery which is removable and supports Quick Charge 2.0 but you will have to buy a compatible fast charger separately to take benefits of fast charging. It means your phone will get charged at normal speed with the bundled charger. The phone is also NFC compatible which will allow users to use Android Pay and other such mobile payment apps supported by Android. Other than this, you will get usual features like Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and GPS.
On the software front, the overall user experience of the software appears to be close to stock Android as per the screenshot included in the listing. It has navigation key icons similar to what we have seen on Google Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones. Interestingly, the user manual talks about split-screen mode which allows users to use two compatible apps side-by-side at the same time. Now, this means either the Vodafone 510 is running at least Android 7.0 Nougat or it is Android 6.0 Marshmallow device but with the split-screen mode in the custom UI. This is pretty much what is known about the upcoming Vodafone 510 smartphone at the moment but as the FCC has cleared the device, official announcement and launch should not be too far away.