ZTE became the first company in the world to launch a smartphone with an under-display camera, but hasn’t done much else of note this year. In fact it’s only now about to introduce the first 2020 member of its affordable Blade family.
This is suggested by the new ZTE phone with midrange specs that popped up on TENAA. The timing suggests a launch in time for the November 11 sales event, better known in China as the Singles’ Day that sees a lot of phone launches and promos.
The ZTE 8012N phone comes with an LCD screen and a waterdrop notch for the selfie camera. Sadly, the diagonal and the resolution are not mentioned, but the front-facing shooter is confirmed to have an 8MP sensor.
There is a triple camera setup on the back – an 48MP main unit, an 8MP snapper (likely ultrawide cam) and a 2MP auxiliary unit. The camera setup on the back, arranged in a black rectangle, has a fingerprint scanner next to it for the company.
The eight-core CPU of this ZTE phone will run at up to 2.0 GHz but will support 5G connectivity which is a must nowadays on the Chinese market. There are two RAM options – 4GB or 6GB, and two storage choices – 64GB or 128GB. The battery capacity is 3,900mAh, but charging speeds aren’t mentioned.