ZTE did not really show up in news for a while now, at least not frequently, ever since US-related issues emerged, but now one of the company's smartphones became available for pre-order, the ZTE Blade V9. The ZTE Blade V9 is now available for pre-order in China, and it's basically the first official smartphone-related info that we've gotten from ZTE in a while now. The device is available from JingDong Mall (JD.com), and it's priced at 999 Yuan ($146) and 1,199 Yuan ($176), depending on what version you opt to get (with 32GB or 64GB of storage). If you live in China, and you pre-order it, it will ship your way on August 15, when it will officially become available for purchase.
The ZTE Blade V9 was announced way back in February this year, but the phone was not made available until now. The ZTE Blade V9 is made out of metal and glass, and it's an entry-level smartphone, though some may consider it to be a mid-range phone. In any case, the device comes with two cameras on the back, a rear-facing fingerprint scanner, and its bezels are not that thick, though they're not exactly that thin either. All the physical keys are included on the right-hand side of the Blade V9, while its SIM card tray is accessible from the left. The ZTE Blade V9 features a 5.7-inch fullHD+ (2160 x 1080) display, while it comes with 4GB of RAM, and two storage variants, in 32GB and 64GB flavors.
16 and 5-megapixel cameras can be found on the back of the ZTE Blade V9, while a single 8-megapixel camera sits on the phone's front side. The device is fueled by the Snapdragon 450 64-bit octa-core processor, while a 3,100mAh non-removable battery is also a part of the package. Android 8.1 Oreo comes pre-installed on this phone, along with ZTE's MiFavor 6.0 skin, while the Blade V9 offers two SIM card slots (2x nano SIM, hybrid setup). It took the Blade V9 quite some time to become available in its homeland, though it will probably land in more markets in the near future.