While there was excitement over at the LeEco launch, ZTE quietly released a new V7 Max with 5.5-inch display and side mounted fingerprint scanner.
The ZTE launch went under our radar, which is a bit of a shame as the phone does have some nice features. The V7 Max is a 5.5-inch phone that uses a 1920 x 1080 AMOLED display with 2.5D curved display and unibody alloy chassis.
Built-in to the right side of the metal chassis (rather than on the rear or on the chin) is a fingerprint scanner located just below a power button. The left side of the phone is home to a couple of volume controls, while there is a USB type C in the base between speakers and a microphone.
On the rear the phone has a 16 mega-pixel camera with PDAF (the front camera is an 8 mega-pixel sensor). Under the hood there is an 8 core MTK chipset, 32GB memory and options for either 3GB RAM or 4GB RAM (there is also room for a 128GB SD card if you need too). Battery size is 3000mAh.
Pricing for the ZTE V7 Max will start at 1799 Yuan for the 3GB + 32GB version rising to 1999 Yuan for the 4GB RAM + 32GB model.