ZTE Tempo Go is an Android Go for the US

ZTE Tempo Go is an Android Go for the US

Just like other giants, ZTE's new smartphones have acquired the facial recognition technology. But we'll need to know the price and test it out in full to make that determination. The ZTE Blade V9 and Blade V9 VITA look nearly the same on the outside (metal + glass vs metal unibody build), though the Blade V9 is larger than the Blade V9 VITA, and also superior to the "VITA" model.

ZTE on Sunday added a pair of smartphones to its Blade portfolio of devices. Surprisingly though, the Blade V9 Vita packs a bit larger battery of 3,200mAh. The device is measuring 146.8 x 68.7 x 7.6mm which is relatively low compare to the original Blade V9. Lastly, the device uses Snapdragon 435 SoC, which is significantly less powerful than the Snapdragon 450 SoC used in the Blade V9. The company has announced two different variants of this phone with 2GB RAM and 16GB of Internal Storage Memory and 3GB RAM and 32GB of Internal Storage memory.

The Blade V9 Vita is equipped by a different camera setup at the rear. This secondary camera is responsible for picking up depth data. The device also features a Fingerprint Scanner. Connectivity options include Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth, FM, 3G and 4G. That's the cutoff price point for the Blade line, with the more premium Axon tier running $400 and up. Smartphones based on the new OS will run a totally different set of Google apps, carrying the "Go" suffix.

ZTE is proud of the innovation and security of our products in the U.S. market. While the ZTE Blade V9 falls in the mid-segment category, the ZTE Tempo Go is the company's first smartphone associated with Google's Android Go.

ZTE brings premium features to its mid-range Blade line

Being an entry-level smartphone, the new ZTE Tempo Go smartphone has a plastic body which lower down the pricing of the device. It features a simplistic plastic design, along with a 5-inch, 854 x 480 display, 1GB of RAM and 8GB of expandable storage.

Under the hood is Qualcomm's Snapdragon 210 platform, released originally in 2014.

Camera setup on the V9 VITA includes a 13MP, plus 2MP bundle on the back and a 5MP shooter on the front. It comes with LTE support. According to ZTE, the smartphone will hit the shelves sometime in March for only $80.

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