A plenty of budget friendly smartphones are out in the market due to competition from various smartphone vendors. ZTE the Chinese smartphone giant has done everything to stay in the market last year by introducing budget and high-end smartphones. This year too they will be going with same strategy and as a planned launch; they have come up with ZTE Blade 3 an affordable smartphone. It’s just the formal announcement and device will make cut for Mobile World Congress 2013.ZTE Blade 3

ZTE Blade 3

ZTE introduces Blade III a mid-range smartphone and successor to Blade 2 launched last year. The Blade 3 will feature 4 inches TFT display with capacitive touch providing ordinary resolution and includes 1 Ghz single core processor supported with 512 MB RAM.

It includes Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich version pre-installed out of the box and there is 5 mega pixel camera on the rear side. It packs 1600 MAH Lithium ion rechargeable battery provides 5 hours of voice calling time on air. A total of 36 Gb can be accommodated including the system files via 4 GB internal and 32 Gb via micro SD card when inserted into the card slot provided. Other features of the device includes 3.5 mm headset jack, aGPS, 3G HSDPA 7.2 Mbps.

ZTE Blade 3 has following physical specifications –

  • 4 inches TFT display with capacitive touch
  • 1 Ghz single core processor
  • 512 MB DDR3 RAM
  • Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich OS
  • 5 mega pixel rear side camera
  • 4 GB internal memory
  • 1600 mAh battery
  • 32 GB micro SD card support
  • 3.5 mm headset jack, aGPS, 3G HSDPA 7.2 Mbps

ZTE Blade 3 will be sold at $ 230 and will be available in Black and White color variants. It will be first launched in Europe, followed with other countries by September end. With those pricing it looks to be a decent mid-range smartphone but ZTE has delay launch.