The Chinese phone-maker, the world's 4th largest, have announced the successor of the ZTE Blade II, named, unsurprisingly, the Blade III. The smartphone runs on, of course, Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich out of the box and sports a 4" WVGA display. According to ZTE's presser, the Blade III will be launched in Sweden and in Finland by Septmeber. Unfortunately, the company did not disclose any exact dates when that will happen. For those who are in either Finland and in Sweden, you might want to check local retail stores if some of them have already put the Blade III for pre-order.
ZTE Blade III specs:
- Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich
- 4" WVGA (800x480) touchscreen display
- 233 ppi
- 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM7227A dual-core processor
- GPU: Adreno 200
- 512MB RAM
- Internal: 4GB (2.5GB user accessible)
- External: 32GB via microSD card
- Rear: 5MP
- Auto Focus
- Front: Yes
- WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
- Bluetooth 2.1
- GPS with A-GPS
- WiFi Direct
- Proximity Sensor
- Digital Compass
- 3.5mm headset jack
- microUSB 2.0
- 1600 mAh
World Premiere of ZTE Blade III Smartphone in Nordic Markets
With a 4-inch screen, ten times more memory and upgraded operating system, mobile users can enjoy an even sharper multimedia experience – without compromising on price
Stockholm, 20 September 2012 – ZTE Corporation (“ZTE”) (H share stock code: 0763.HK / A share stock code: 000063.SZ), a publicly-listed global provider of telecommunications equipment and network solutions, today launched the ZTE Blade III, the third sequel of the ZTE Blades series. ZTE Blade III premieres on the Nordic market and once again combines high performance with a moderate price point. With an expanded storage memory, an enlarged 4- inch screen and an Android 4.0 upgraded operating system, the Blade III further improves the user experience by offering extra space to store pictures, music or apps, and providing an excellent video or gaming experience. By launching Blade III ZTE continues to deliver on its vision: better performance for money.
“With Blade III we have paid extra attention to our users. We have focused on a larger screen and expanded the storage space significantly. ZTE Blade III is the first ever smartphone in its price range with a 4-inch touch screen and Android 4.0. This enables more users to take part in an extremely sharp multimedia experience, without costing an arm and a leg,” säger said Mr. Ao Wen, Vice President of Europe Operations for ZTE Handsets.
The ZTE Blade III is an easy-to-use smartphone with WiFi, a 4-inch WVGA touch screen and, 2.5GB memory which can be further expanded with a 32 GB memory card. The 5 megapixel camera with autofocus, and support for video and audio standards including MPEG4 and, AAC+ makes it easier and more fun to watch movies, use social networks and listen to music.
Blade III will be launched in black in Sweden in October and in white in Finland in September. It will have a recommended reseller price in Sweden at 1499 SEK and will launch in other key markets around Europe and the world throughout 2012.