Following its launch on Friday, the ZTE Blade A2 Plus has gone on sale in India on Monday. The smartphone is exclusively available via Flipkart, priced at Rs. 11,999. The smartphone is only available in its 4GB RAM variant in the country. The highlight of the smartphone is its 5000mAh battery, and it will be available in Gold and Grey colour variants.
The ZTE Blade A2 Plus sports 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 highlight of the ZTE device is its massive 5000mAh battery that supports fast charging. ZTE claims that the smartphone can last up to 22 hours of talk time.
As for specifications, the ZTE Blade A2 Plus features a 5.5-inch (1080×1920) 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 155×76.2×9.8mm, and weighs 189 grams.
Sachin Batra, CMO, ZTE India Terminal commented on the launch to say, “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.”
||155 x 76.2 x 9.8 mm (6.10 x 3.00 x 0.39 in)
||189 g (6.67 oz)
||Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
||IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
||5.5 inches (~70.6% screen-to-body ratio)
||1080 x 1920 pixels (~401 ppi pixel density)
||– MiFavor UI
||Android OS, v6.0 (Marshmallow)
||Octa-core 1.5 GHz Cortex-A53
||13 MP, phase detection autofocus, dual-LED (dual tone) flash
||Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, HDR, panorama
||Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
||Yes, with A-GPS
||microUSB v2.0, USB On-The-Go
||Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, proximity, compass
||SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email, IM
||– MP4/H.264 player
– MP3/WAV/eAAC+ player
– Document viewer
– Photo/video editor
||Non-removable Li-Ion 5000 mAh battery
||Up to 24 h (mixed usage)