ZTE launches Blade Q smartphone line in Mini, regular and Maxi sizes

Don't like having to give up (or gain) features just because you want a smartphone in a different screen size? With ZTE's new Blade Q line of entry-level Android phones, that won't be a problem. The 4-inch Blade Q Mini, 4.5-inch Blade Q and 5-inch Blade Q Maxi all offer the same dual-core 1.3GHz MediaTek processor, HSPA+ data, 4GB of storage, 5-megapixel rear camera and IPS-based display technology. The most conspicuous change is the absence of a front 0.3-megapixel camera on the Mini. We've reached out to ZTE for exact launch details, but the company has already confirmed a European release; we suspect budget-conscious buyers won't have to wait long.

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ZTE celebrates success of its Blade series and reveals the ZTE Blade Q Range

* ZTE unveils the ZTE Blade Q range including the ZTE Blade Q Mini, ZTE Blade Q and ZTE Blade Q Maxi
* The Blade series has been one of most popular smartphone series with millions of devices sold globally
* ZTE Blade III, ZTE Blade III Pro, ZTE Blade V and ZTE Blade G now on sale in 23 countries across Europe

30 October 2013, Shenzhen, China – ZTE today reveals the ZTE Blade Q range following the success of its previous Blade products in Europe. The ZTE Blade Q range will join one of the most popular series of smartphones in Europe, with the ZTE Blade III, ZTE Blade III Pro, ZTE Blade V and ZTE Blade G already available in 23 countries in the region.

Mr AO Wen, General Manager of ZTE Handset European Operation Office, said, "At ZTE we believe that smartphone technology should be accessible for everyone. The popularity of the Blade series across Europe proves that there is real consumer appetite for high performance smartphones at a great price. The features available across the Blade handsets redefine 'value for money' in the smartphone market, and we're confident that the ZTE Blade Q range will continue to grow ZTE's position in Europe."

With such a positive response from customers across Europe for the Blade series, the ZTE Blade Q range has been designed with their wishes at the heart. To answer consumer desire for both larger and smaller devices, the ZTE Blade Q range will be the first of the Blade handsets available in three formats; the ZTE Blade Q Mini which offers a compact and efficient device with a 4" screen; the ZTE Blade Q which offers superb design with a 4.5" screen and the ZTE Blade Q Maxi which features a large and bright 5" screen. All screens feature IPS screen technology that prevents screen picture distortion and allows 178º viewing.

ZTE has designed the Blade series to offer more power for its price than competitors and the ZTE Blade Q will be no exception. The ZTE Blade Q range is defined not only by great design but by powerful performance with all devices featuring a dual-core 1.3 GHz processor, 1GB RAM and 21 MB/s HSPA+ connectivity to provide a seamless and effortless experience for browsing the internet, downloading music and apps, streaming videos and music, playing online games and much more.

Like popular predecessors in the Blade series, including the ZTE Blade III, ZTE Blade V and ZTE Blade G, the ZTE Blade Q range boast a 5 MP camera with auto-focus and flash, and a panoramic shooting mode to capture the perfect picture. The ZTE Q range is ready to go straight out of the box, with an array of must-have Google services, popular cloud services like Evernote and Dropbox and a top office suite pre-installed.

Key specifications of the ZTE Blade Q series

ZTE Blade Q Mini specifications:

Operating system: Android 4.2 Jelly Bean

Size: 125.5x63.9x8.9mm

Display: 4' WVGA (480x800Pixel)

Camera: 5 megapixel camera with AF/ Flash

Network: GSM 900/1800/1900 MHz

UMTS 900/2100 MHz

Battery: 1500 mAh

Processor: 1.3 GHz dual core MTK processor

Memory: 1GB RAM, 4GB ROM intern memory

Other: GPS, WiFi 802.11 abgn, Bluetooth 4.0

Mobile Hotspot, HD voice, dual microphone for noise reduction, FM radio

ZTE Blade Q specifications:

Operating system: Android 4.2 Jelly Bean

Size and weight: 135x67x9.5mm

Display: 4.5'FWVGA(480x854Pixel)

Camera: 5 megapixel camera with AF/ Flash

0.3 megapixel front camera

Network: GSM 900/1800/1900 MHz

UMTS 900/2100 MHz

Battery: 1800 mAh Lithium-Ion battery

Processor: 1.3 GHz dual core MTK processor

Memory: 1GB RAM, 4GB ROM intern memory

Other: GPS, WiFi 802.11 abgn, Bluetooth 4.0

Mobile Hotspot,HD voice, dual microphone for noise reduction , FM radio

ZTE Blade Q Maxi specifications:

Operating system: Android 4.2 Jelly Bean

Size and weight: 143x72x9.1mm

Display: 5' FWVGA (480x854Pixel)

Camera: 5 megapixel camera with AF/ Flash

0.3 megapixel front camera

Network: GSM 900/1800/1900 MHz

UMTS 900/2100 MHz

Battery: 2000 mAh

Processor: 1.3 GHz dual core MTK processor

Memory: 1GB RAM, 4GB ROM intern memory

Other: GPS, WiFi 802.11 abgn, Bluetooth 4.0

Mobile Hotspot, HD voice, dual microphone for noise reduction, FM radio