Virgin Media has added the ZTE Blade V to its range of Pay As You Go smartphones.
Ordered online the handset will cost £89.99, but Virgin are offering visitors to its network of high street stores a special price of £71.99. Both prices are subject to a minimum £10 initial top-up.
The Blade V runs on the Android Jelly Bean operating system and features a quad-core 1.2 GHz Qualcomm processor, 1GB of RAM and 4GB of storage.
Virgin claim the specs mean it “can effortlessly power even the largest of app libraries.”
it also boasts a 5MP camera auto-focus, flash, and Kingsoft Office suite pre-embedded.
Jamie Heywood, director of mobile at Virgin Media said: “With a powerful quad core chipset under the bonnet, the ZTE Blade V is ideal for people who want to lead a data-powered lifestyle and easily capture, store and share content on the go.
“By combining it with our VIP SIM Only deal, which gives you unlimited data, texts and minutes for just £15 per month, customers can reap the benefits of this slick smartphone without spending a fortune.”
Kalam Meah, Account Director, ZTE UK added: “We strongly believe smartphone technology should be accessible to everyone, taking on board feedback from our customers, the Blade V series is designed to deliver a rich, multi-media experience at a more affordable price point than ever before.”
ZTE Blade V full specification:
4’’ WVGA (800×480) 16M TFT capacitive touch IPS screen
Weight: 130 gram
Size: 126 x 64 x 10.9 mm
1.2 GHz Qualcomm MSM 8225Q, quad-core processor
Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean)
Memory: 4GB eMMC + 1G DDR2 SDRAM, 2GB accessible to the user
Supports Micro SD memory card up to 32 GB
5.0 MP AF camera with 4 x digital zoom + VGA front camera
Mobile standards: HSDPA (7.2Mbps) /HSPA/HSPA+/UMTS/GSM/GPRS/EDGE
Audio standards: MP3, AAC, AAC+, MIDI, AMR-NB, Ogg Vorbis, PCM/WAV
Video standards: MPEG4, H.263, H.264
Wireless communications standards: Bluetooth™ 4.0, A2DP1.2, GPS, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
Battery capacity: Li-ion1800 mAh