ZTE Blade A2 Plus India Launch Expected on Friday

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ZTE Blade A2 Plus India Launch Expected on Friday
Highlights
  • ZTE has sent out invites for an event in India
  • The event will be held on February 3
  • The company is expected to launch the Blade A2 Plus

ZTE has sent out invites for the launch of a new smartphone in India this week. The event will happen on Friday, February 3, and will be the first smartphone to launch this year from the company. Judging from the teaser image attached with the invite, ZTE is expected to launch the Blade A2 Plus smartphone in the country.

The ZTE Blade A2 Plus was launched in China last year. The teaser, also posted on Twitter by ZTE India CMO Sachin Batra, just shows the device's half-back revealing the square shaped camera, flash and fingerprint scanner, sitting one below the other vertically. A separate tweet touts the smartphone's battery performance. This is similar to what is seen on the Blade A2 Plus sparking speculations. The big highlight if the device is its massive 5000mAh battery that supports fast charging.

Also see: ZTE Plans Big India Push in 2017, Starting With Smart Devices

The ZTE Blade A2 Plus sports a 5.5-inch (1080x1920 pixels) full-HD display with a pixel density of 401ppi, and it is powered by the 64-bit MediaTek MT6750T octa-core processor paired 3GB or 4GB of RAM and Mali T860 GPU. The inbuilt storage is at 32GB with the option to expand further via microSD card (up to 128GB).

As for optics, the ZTE Blade A2 Plus sports a 13-megapixel rear camera with PDAF, dual-LED flash. At the front, there is an 8-megapixel sensor with LED flash as well. The hybrid dual-SIM (Nano + Nano) device runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow-based Mifavor 3.5 OS. Connectivity options include Bluetooth v4.0, GPS, 4G LTE, and Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n. Lastly, the ZTE Blade A2 Plus weighs 189 grams, and sports dimensions of 155x76.2x9.8mm.

In China, the ZTE Blade A2 Plus comes in Gold and Silver colour options. The 3GB variant was priced at CNY 1499 (roughly Rs. 15,000) and the 4GB variant was priced at CNY 1,699 (roughly Rs. 17000) respectively. It remains to be seen what configurations and colours make its way to India. All of that, and the pricing, will be unveiled on Friday.

  • Design
  • Display
  • Software
  • Performance
  • Battery Life
  • Camera
  • Value for Money
  • Good
  • Sturdy build
  • Very good battery life
  • Multi-purpose fingerprint sensor
  • Bad
  • Sub-par cameras
  • Heavy and bulky
  • Average performance
  • Generic design
Display 5.50-inch
Processor MediaTek MT6750T
Front Camera 8-megapixel
Rear Camera 13-megapixel
RAM 4GB
Storage 32GB
Battery Capacity 5000mAh
OS Android 6.0
Resolution 1080x1920 pixels
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Tasneem Akolawala Tasneem Akolawala is a Senior Reporter for Gadgets 360. Her reporting expertise encompasses smartphones, wearables, apps, social media, and the overall tech industry. She reports out of Mumbai, and also writes about the ups and downs in the Indian telecom sector. Tasneem can be reached on Twitter at @MuteRiot, and leads, tips, and releases can be sent to tasneema@ndtv.com. More
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