ZTE Blade V8 Pro unveiled: Specification, features and price

Chinese multinational ZTE has launched ZTE Blade V8 Pro at CES 2017 in the US market, flagging of the entry of its Blade series.

ZTE Blade V8 Pro unveiled: Specification, features and price

Chinese multinational ZTE launched ZTE Blade V8 Pro at CES 2017 in the US market, flagging of the entry of its Blade series. The Blade V8 Pro comes with dual rear cameras and a fingerprint sensor underneath the Home Button.

The device cost much less than the iPhone, for $230. The Blade V8 Pro will be unlocked for all networks which is not very common in the US. It comes with the fingerprint sensor and 5.5” display.


Lixin Cheng, chairman and CEO of ZTE USA said in a press release, “First launched in Asia, the Blade series has expanded to countries throughout Europe and Mexico due to growing consumer demands.”

The home button is a fingerprint sensor and bridges security and ease of use. Qualcomm supplied ZTE’s flagship with their Snapdragon 625 chipset. Above the 5.5” 1080p display is a 2.5D glass, while underneath we find 3GB RAM and 32GB storage. Memory is expandable via a microSD card which takes the place of one of the two SIMs.

The V8 Pro's second camera has a fun monochrome mode that lets you see, in real time, your frame in black and white before you snap your photo. This is like having a live filter activated when you're taking your shot, but ZTE's execution here is better than most. The V8 Pro can also capture 4K video, and its 8-megapixel front camera captured crisp shots with accurate colours.


ZTE equipped the V8 Pro with a 3140mAh battery, which the company says will last longer than its flagship Axon 7.

This is the first time ZTE is bringing one of the Blade series of mid-range smartphones to the US. The line, which is now in its eighth generation, has done well in Europe, Asia and Latin America, and the company confirmed it has sold more than 50 million Blade phones worldwide.