ZTE Blade A2 Plus smartphone was launched on Friday in India, priced at Rs. 11,999 and exclusively available on Flipkart from Monday, February 6 onwards. ZTE Blade A2 Plus will be sold in Gold and Silver colour options.
ZTE had launched two RAM variants of the smartphone in China - 3GB and 4GB. However, India gets only the ZTE Blade A2 Plus 4GB RAM variant option for now. The 3GB variant of the ZTE smartphone was priced at CNY 1,499 (roughly Rs. 15,000) and the 4GB variant was priced at CNY 1,699 (roughly Rs. 17000) respectively in China.
The ZTE Blade A2 Plus features a metal unibody, with a square shaped camera, flash and fingerprint scanner, sitting one below the other vertically at the back. The volume and navigation buttons are housed on the right edge, while the capacitive navigation buttons are situated at the bottom chin in the front.
The big draw of the ZTE smartphone is its massive 5000mAh battery that allows fast charging. ZTE claims that the smartphone can last up to 22 hours of talk time.
As for specs, the ZTE Blade A2 Plus offers a 5.5-inch (1080x1920) pixels full-HD display. It is powered by a 64-bit MediaTek MT6750T octa-core SoC (four Cortex-A53 cores at 1.5GHz and four at 1GHz) paired with 4GB of RAM and Mali T860 GPU. The inbuilt storage is at 32GB with the option to expand further via the microSD card (up to 128GB).
The hybrid dual-SIM ZTE smartphone runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow-based Mifavor 3.5 OS. As for optics, the ZTE Blade A2 Plus sports a 13-megapixel rear camera with PDAF, dual-LED flash and 1080p video support. At the front, there is an 8-megapixel sensor with screenflash. Connectivity options include Bluetooth v4.0, GPS, 4G LTE, and Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n. Lastly, the ZTE Blade A2 Plus measures at 155x76.2x9.8mm, and weighs 189 grams.
"With a young, tech-savvy audience, about 69 million consumers purchased their products online and it is expected to cross 100 million by 2017. Our Blade-series smartphone, ZTE Blade A2 Plus comes with 4G LTE, VoLTE support and host of other features at an effective price. Through this phone, we take the first step to reach millions of Indians who are going digital. By eliminating multiple external factors, we want to bring the best phones that industry has to offer and at an effective price," said Sachin Batra, CMO, ZTE India Terminal in a statement.