After making dual-core, quad-core and octa-core processing available to the layman, Chinese OEMs are now shifting their focus to other technologies. We’ve already seen phones with massive batteries, super high-res screens, RAM. Network coverage is often overlooked but things seem to be changing.
ZTE today announced the Blade Qlux in India for a mere 4,999 INR (US$78). I say ‘mere’ because it’s an LTE enabled phone, and the most affordable one in its market. Besides support for LTE, the Qlux also offers dual SIM capabilities. The phone will be made available via Amazon starting June 16th.
The Blade Qlux has a 4.5-inch FWVGA screen, so there’s nothing to brag about here. What is impressive though, besides LTE support, is the fact that it comes with the MediaTek MT6732M processor (variant of the MT6732, downclocked to 1.3GHz).
Besides that, there’s 1GB RAM, 8GB ROM and an 8 mega-pixel rear camera combined with a 5 mega-pixel front shooter. The ZTE Blade Qlux runs Android 5.0 Lollipop and has a 2200mAh battery.