ZTE Blade V6 and Axon Mini Smartphones Launched Price 9999 And 23599

Another day, Another Chinese Smartphone company launching new smartphones in the Indian market. This time, it’s ZTE forayed into already crowded Indian market and launched couple of new smartphones namely the more premium ZTE Axon Mini and the more affordable Blade V6. Both the devices were globally launched at the MWC 2016.

ZTE Blade V6

ZTE Blade V6 and Axon Mini Smartphones Launched Price 9999 And 23599

The ZTE Blade V6 looks very premium stylish and eye catching with it’s sleek design and ultimate looks. Probably it is one of the best looking smartphone below 10K.

Coming back to the specifications of the devices, the ZTE Blade V6 is an affordable smartphone from the company. Priced at Rs. 9,999, the handset offers some premium features such as crisp and vivid display, and all-metal body design.

The Blade V6 measure 6.8 mm in thickness and weighs just 122 grams, which is feather-light. The smartphone is powered by a Quad Core 1.3 GHz MediaTek MT6735 chipset coupled with 2 GB of RAM. The smartphone comes with a 5 inch HD (1280*720) pixels display, with 293 PPi.

Imaging wise, the Blade V6 sports a 13-megapixel shooter at the rear with dual LED flash support. Also, there is a 5-megapixel shooter at the front. Unfortunately, the front facing camera don’t have support for flash.

Storage options include 16 GB of internal memory with support for storage expandability upto 128 GB via a micro-SD card. However, you can either include a secondary SIM or a micro-SD card in the dual hybrid sim tray.

This dual SIM 4G smartphone is backed by a rather mediocre 2,200 mAh battery. A price we always pay for the thinness and sleek design of a gorgeous looking smartphone.

Standard connectivity options are present in this device such as 4G LTE for all the Indian bands, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth, GPS, and USB OTG.

Key specifications of ZTE Blade V6:

  • Display: 5-inch 720p display
  • Processor: MediaTek MT6735 along with 2 GB of RAM
  • Optics: 13-megapixel rear camera with dual LED flash.
  • Front camera: 8-megapixel front camera
  • Storage: 16 GB storage without expandability option upto 128GB
  • Battery Capacity: 2200 mAh
  • Connectivity: Dual SIM, 4G, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth, GPS, OTG support
  • Fingerprint sensor: NO
  • Price: ₹9,999

ZTE Axon Mini

ZTE Blade V6 and Axon Mini Smartphones Launched Price 9999 And 23599

The ZTE Axon Mini is the company’s most expensive smartphone in India. ZTE has a lot of high end smartphones like the ZTE Axon 7 and ZTE Nubia Z11 (comes with 6 GB of Ram and Snapdragon 820) available in China.

Speaking of th Axon Mini we have a 5.2-inch full HD Super AMOLED display. The display is a 2.5D curved screen and offers great user experience with the curved edges disappearing in the metal surface seamlessly.

The Axon Mini is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 616 Chipset with all its eight cores clocked at 1.2 GHz. There is 3 GB of RAM and Adreno 405 GPU to take on the graphics intensive tasks and games.

Axon mini supports three different biometric authentication options: fingerprint, voice control and eye-scan.

Axon mini supports three different biometric authentication options: fingerprint, voice control and eye-scan.

The Axon Mini comes with 32GB of on-board storage with support for a dedicated microSD card slot for storage expansion upto 128GB. Thankfully, the microSD card slot is not a hybrid one as seen on the Blade V6. The smartphone has a 13-megapixel shooter on the rear along with support for PDAF and dual tone LED flash, and an 8-megapixel shooter on the front with 5-piece lens.

All the standard connectivity options such as Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, and USB OTG are present in this device. ZTE also added a fingerprint sensor to the Axon Mini which is located below the rear camera and is always in reach of your index finger. The smartphone measures 7.9mm in thickness and is backed by a 2,800mAh battery.

Both the smartphones run on Android Lollipop and the company haven’t released any note regarding the Marshmallow update, however, it is widely expected that both the devices will be updated directly to Android N Nougat when it is released publicly. And the ZTE Blade V6 comes with a price tag of Rs. 9,999 and the Axon Mini is priced at Rs. 23,599.

ZTE announced that both the smartphones will be available in offline markets, which is a brilliant idea rather than keeping the devices as online-only models, which is a fashion these days.

Speaking at the devices launch, CEO of ZTE Device India, Mr. Cao Kai spoke as follows: “At ZTE we are deeply committed to bring world-class technology and user-oriented design to the market in India. We believe that there is untapped potential in this market, which makes it a key driver for our Asia Pacific strategy. The launch of this range of phones in India signals the strengthening of our consumer offering in the market. We are sure with its superior design and best in class technology at competitive pricing, it will help ZTE to further cement our place in this burgeoning market”.

Will the ZTE Blade V6 and Axon Mini compete against the likes of Xiaomi, LeEco, and Lenovo? Or else fall apart like other Chinese brands? Let us know your thoughts in Comments.

Key specifications of ZTE Axon Mini:

  •  Display: 5.2-inch 1080p display
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 616 processor 3 GB of RAM
  • Optics: 13-megapixel rear camera with dual LED flash.
  • Front camera: 8-megapixel front camera
  • Storage: 32 GB storage without expandability option upto 128GB
  • Battery Capacity: 2800mAh
  • Connectivity: 4G, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth, GPS, OTG support
  • Fingerprint sensor: YES
  • Price: ₹23,599

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