ZTE Blade Qlux 4G Launched
ZTE has launched a new budget 4G-enabled smartphone, the Blade Qlux 4G, at Rs. 4,999. The smartphone will be exclusively available via Amazon.in starting Tuesday. ZTE is also offering double data offer from Airtel; though details about the offer have not yet been revealed by the company.
The highlight of the ZTE Blade Qlux 4G smartphone is that it supports both 1800MHz (Band 3) and 2300MHz (Band 40) 4G bands in India, and data speeds of up to 150Mbps on LTE Cat. 4 networks.
At this price point, the Blade Qlux 4G smartphone certainly appears to be the most affordable 4G smartphone in India from a major brand, leaving behind Xiaomi's Redmi 2 priced at Rs. 6,999.
The Blade Qlux 4G is a dual-SIM (GSM+GSM) smartphone which runs Android 4.4 KitKat out-of-the-box. The company claims that the handset is upgradable to Android 5.0 Lollipop; though no time-frame for the availability of the update has been revealed.
It comes with a 4.5-inch (480x854 pixels) FWVGA IPS display and is powered by a 1.3GHz quad-core MediaTek (MT6732M) processor coupled with 1GB of RAM. It comes with 8GB of inbuilt storage, which is further expandable via microSD card (up to 32GB).
The Blade Qlux 4G sports an 8-megapixel rear autofocus camera with LED flash, while there is a secondary 5-megapixel front-facing camera also on board. On the connectivity front, the smartphone apart from 4G option offers 3G, GPRS/ EDGE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Micro-USB, and Bluetooth options.
The smartphone packs a 2200mAh battery, which according to the company is rated to deliver up to 12 hours of talk time, and up to 250 hours of standby time. The Blade Qlux 4G smartphone measures 134.5x67.4x10.3mm and weighs 154 grams. It features ambient light sensor, proximity sensor, and accelerometer sensors.