Over the past few months, Chinese manufacturer ZTE has became a major player when it comes to Android handsets manufacturing and production. Lately we got some news that Orange was about to introduce a new Android 2.1 device in the UK and we now have confirmation that this device happens to be manufactured by ZTE, and is called the ZTE Blade. The phone was on display in Mobile World Congress but it seems most tech reporters didn’t take much notice of the device. Want to learn more about the device and what it offers in terms of specs? Read on after the jump.
Here are the specs of ZTE Blade that we were able to dig out:
- Android OS ( Orange claims it to be filled with Android 2.1 Eclair but the official ZTE picture shows Android 1.6 Donut)
- 3.5 Inches 256k Colour LCD or AMOLED Capacitive Multi Touch Screen with 480 x 800 Pixels WVGA Resolution
- 600 MHz Qualcomm MSM7227 Processor with Adreno 200 GPU
- 512 MB RAM
- 512 MB ROM (150 MB Available Internat Storage for App Installation)
- 3.2 Mega Pixels Camera
- Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g
- GPS with A-GPS
- FM Radio
As you can see from the specs above, tis Android device from ZTE seems to be an entry level handset aimed at the casual users who don’t require a lot of processing power. Also, 150 MB of available internal memory means you can’t install a lot of apps so if you’re fine with a few apps that you regularly use (in addition to the default apps that come included already) and don’t require dozens upon dozens of apps and heavy games, this might be the phone for you. A great thing about this device is that unlike most phones with similar specs, it offers a large screen size with a great resolution of 480 x 800 pixels.
There is no estimated time of release available until now and it is quite likely that this device will be given out for free with a plan from Orange in the UK.