Today at IFA 2014 we were fortunate enough to attend the ZTE press conference where the Chinese smartphone vendor launched three new devices for German and European markets. Europeans will soon be able to enjoy the ZTE Kis 3 Max, a super affordable €99 4.5 inch Android smartphone, plus 3G and 4G versions of the ZTE Blade Vec – both 5 inch Android smartphones that will arrive on the market for €179 and €229 respectively.
Both of the ZTE Blade Vec smartphones and of course the Kis 2 Max represent ZTE’s strategy of bringing their affordable smartphones devices to European markets in an attempt to gain the trust of consumers by offering good quality hardware at very competitive prices.
Don’t forget to watch our hands on video of these ZTE devices recorded at IFA:
Both Blade Vec models use a fiber glass body and are equipped with 5 inch 720p TFT displays. In terms of internal specifications the Blade Vec 3G and 4G are powered by different processors. The 3G version uses a Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 clocked at 1.2GHz while the 3G version uses a more affordable MTK6582 processor from MediaTek, a quad-core 3G capable SoC.
Both versions use a quite minimal 1GB of RAM, the 3G is equipped with 8GB of storage while the 4G version has 16GB. The Blade Vec 3G will have an 8MP rear cam and a 5MP front camera, while the 4G will offered in two models that include either 13MP and 8MP rear cam options (with LED flash) and 1MP or 2MP front cameras. Both 3G and 4G models have a 2,300mAh battery.
The real interesting device for me however is the Kis 3 Max which could shake things up in Europe with its aggressive €99 dollar price point. The specs as you would imagine are actually quite modest with a 4.5 inch TFT display with a resolution of 480 x 854 pixels.
The device is powered by a Dual-core MT6572 processor from MediaTek coupled with 1GB of RAM and 8GB of storage. The rear camera is a 5MP and on the front you have a 2MP.
These ZTE devices will be available in European markets in Q4 of 2014.