ZTE has just announced two new smartphones at this year’s Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona, the ZTE Blade V9 and Blade V9 VITA. These two smartphones sport a very design (build material differences), and the ZTE Blade V9 VITA is both smaller and inferior to the Blade V9. Having said that, the Blade V9 is made out of metal and glass, while the Blade V9 VITA sports a metal unibody build. They both sport a rear-facing fingerprint scanner, and a dual camera setup on the back. ZTE’s branding is visible on the back side of both devices, and these two phones aren’t exactly bezel-less, but their bezels are not that thick at all. Both devices utilize on-screen navigation buttons, while you will find physical keys on the right side of both devices.
These two handsets are quite different in terms of specs, so let’s kick things off with the Blade V9, shall we. The ZTE Blade V9 features a 5.7-inch fullHD+ (2160 x 1080) InCell display, while the phone will be available in both 3GB and 4GB RAM variants. The 3GB RAM model includes 32GB of expandable storage, while the 4GB RAM variant comes with 64GB of expandable internal storage. This smartphone is fueled by the Snapdragon 450 64-bit octa-core processor, while it packs in a 3,100mAh non-removable battery on the inside. 16 and 5-megapixel cameras are included on the back of the ZTE Blade V9, while a single 8-megapixel snapper can be found on the phone’s front side. This handset comes with two SIM card slots (2x nano SIM), and we’re looking at a hybrid dual SIM setup here, which means you can utilize the second SIM card slot in order to expand the Blade V9’s internal storage. Android 8.1 Oreo comes pre-installed on the device (with some software additions by ZTE), while the will be available in Black, Gold, Blue, and Gray color variants. The Blade V9 measures 151.4 x 70.6 x 7.5mm, while it weighs 140 grams.
The ZTE Blade V9 VITA, on the other hand, features a 5.45-inch fullHD+ (2160 x 1080) panel, 2GB / 3GB of RAM and 16GB / 32GB of expandable storage. The device is fueled by the Snapdragon 435 64-bit octa-core SoC, while a 3,200mAh non-removable battery is included here as well. Android 8.1 Oreo comes pre-installed on this handset, same as on the Blade V9, while ZTE’s skin is applied on top of it. 13 and 2-megapixel snappers are included on the back of this phone, while a 5-megapixel camera lies on its front side. The phone comes in Black, Dark Blue, Blue and Pink color variants, while it measures 146.8 x 68.7 x 7.6mm. That being said, the ZTE Blade V9 and Blade V9 VITA will be available in Spain, Germany, Russia, Mexico and China, the Blade V9 will cost €269, while its smaller sibling will set you back €179. We still do not know when exactly will they go on sale, but it will probably happen soon.