If you are looking to choose a cheap aluminum-clad smartphone from a Chinese OEM, ZTE might be one of the best you can choose these days. The smartphone gaint announced three devices from it midrange V3 series on Thursday. All three smartphones are ZTE V3 Youth, ZTE V3 Energy and ZTE V3 Extreme. They come with aluminum housing and feature fingerprint sensor for secure access and unlocking. The smartphone share almost the same specs but differ on network grounds.
ZTE V3 sports a 5.5-inch 1080p display and it runs Nubia 3.0 UI atop a modified Android 5.1.1 Lollipop firmware. The lineup features a 13-megapixel rear shooter as well as a 5-megapixel front camera while there’s support for a dual SIM slot and microSD card port.
It also comes with a 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 SoC clubbed with 2GB of RAM and in built 16GB of storage.
The smartphone is separated by network connectivity. ZTE V3 Youth will set you back $160 (Chinese 999 yuan) while the V3 Energy goes for $210 (1299 yuan). Finally, the ZTE V3 Extreme, complete with LTE 4G and all the bonus features, is priced at $240 (1499 yuan).