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.
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.