Visible, an MVNO (Mobile Virtual Network Operator) that uses Verizon’s network has launched ZTE Blade X1 5G in the US. This budget smartphone offers 5G connectivity for just $384 or $16 per month if you opt for the 24-month plan. However, it is worth noting that this phone does not support mmWave 5G.

ZTE Blade X1 5G

The ZTE Blade X1 features a plastic build and flaunts a 6.5-inch FHD+ (2340 x 1080 pixels) IPS LCD panel on the front with a single punch-hole at the top left corner. This display has the standard 60Hz refresh rate and 19.5:9 aspect ratio

The handset is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G SoC paired with 6GB RAM and 128GB internal storage. If needed, the storage can be further expanded up to 2TB using a microSD card.

As for cameras, this device comes with a quad-camera setup on the back, which includes a 48MP primary sensor, an 8MP ultra-wide unit, a 2MP macro shooter, and a 2MP depth sensor. Whereas, for selfies, the smartphone uses a 16MP snapper that resides in the punch-hole on the front.On the connectivity front, apart from sub-6GHz 5G, the phone also supports 4G LTE, VoLTE, 3G, dual-band WiFi, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS, and NFC. As far as ports are concerned, the handset comes with USB Type-C and a 3.5mm headphone jack.

Lastly, this smartphone sports a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor, runs Android 10 backed by a 4,000mAh battery, comes in a single ‘Midnight’ color option, measures 164 x 76 x 9.2mm in dimensions, and weighs around 190g.

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In a nutshell, the ZTE Blade X1 is similar to the ZTE Axon 11 SE 5G and ZTE Blade V2020 5G but with a different chipset and the LED flash sits right to the camera module.

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ZTE Blade X1 5G Specifications

Network Properties

  • 2G bands: GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
  • 3G bands: HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100
  • 4G bands: 2, 4, 5, 12, 13, 66
  • 5G bands: 2, 5, 66 Sub6
  • Speed: HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A, 5G

Launch

  • Announced: 2021, January 26
  • Status: Available. Released 2021, January 26

Design        

  • Dimensions: 164 x 76 x 9.2 mm (6.46 x 2.99 x 0.36 in)
  • Weight: 190 g (6.70 oz)
  • Build: Glass front, plastic back, plastic frame
  • Colors: Dark Blue
  • SIM: Nano-SIM

Display

  • Type: IPS LCD
  • Size: 6.5 inches, 103.7 cm2 (~83.2% screen-to-body ratio)
  • Resolution: 1080 x 2340 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio (~396 ppi density)

Operating System

  • Android 10

Hardware

  • Chipset: Qualcomm SM7250 Snapdragon 765G (7 nm)
  • CPU: Octa-core (1×2.4 GHz Kryo 475 Prime & 1×2.2 GHz Kryo 475 Gold & 6×1.8 GHz Kryo 475 Silver)
  • GPU: Adreno 620
  • RAM: 6GB
  • Internal Storage: 128GB
  • Memory Card slot: microSDXC

Cameras

Multimedia

  • Radio: No
  • Loudspeaker: Yes
  • Audio 3.5mm jack: Yes

Connectivity

  • WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, hotspot
  • Bluetooth: 5.0, A2DP, LE
  • GPS: Yes, with A-GPS
  • NFC: Yes
  • USB: USB Type-C 2.0

Features

  • Sensors: Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity

Battery

  • Battery Type and Capacity: Li-Ion 4000 mAh, non-removable

Charging: Fast charging 18W

ZTE Blade X1 5G Price and Availability

The phone comes in a single color – Midnight. It available on Visible in the US and Yahoo Mobile in the US, and it goes for $384.

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