ZTE Blade X1 5G announced as a mid-range 5G smartphone in the US, and it is the company’s latest mobile handset that is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 765G 7nm SoC with support for 6GB RAM.
It costs $384, but customers can pay $16/month for 24 months on contract from Visible, it is an MVNO that taps into Verizon’s network. The Blade X1 5G arrives with a Quad-rear camera setup.
There is the primary 48-megapixel camera lens with LED flash, and also supports 4K video recording. There is an additional secondary f/2.2 8-megapixel 120° ultra-wide camera sensor.
Others include the 2-megapixel depth sensor and 2-megapixel macro cameras. The handset arrives with a 3.5mm audio jack and comes with other connectivity such as 5G SA/NSA, Dual 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 6 802.11 ac, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS, and NFC.
On the front is a 6.5-inch 19.5:9 aspect ratio LCD display with 1080 pixels screen resolution, which holds a punch-hole camera cutout for its 16-megapixels front-facing camera, that takes outstanding selfies.
The phone features a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner, measures 164 X 76 X 9.2mm, and weighs 190g. It is only available in the Midnight color option.
It is powered by an Octa-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G 7nm EUV Mobile Platform with Kryo 475 CPUs clocking at 6x 1.8GHz processor. It also arrives with Adreno 620 GPU.
The Blade X1 5G is available in a single memory option, it is the 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage, and it is expandable through a dedicated MicroSD card slot provided by ZTE, which can expand up to 2TB.
It runs on Android 10 OS out of the box and packs a 4000mAh battery capacity which also supports Quick Charge 3.0 fast charging through a dedicated USB Type-C. The ZTE Blade X1 5G is currently available in the US.