Today at MWC 2017, ZTE has unveiled two new mid-range smartphones from its Blade series ─ the Blade V8 Lite and the Blade V8 Mini. Both offer similar designs to the Blade V8 Pro which was unveiled at CES, but with lesser specifications and price points.

The Blade V8 Lite and Mini are both aimed at the younger market and come with 5-inch displays and Android Nougat out of the box. They both also share the same basic design with a few tweaks here or there, as well as some extra color options on the Mini.

The Blade V8 Mini offers up a 1080p display, a Snapdragon 435 chipset, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage with a microSD card slot, a 2,800 mAh battery, and a dual-camera setup on the rear. Just like the V8 Pro, the Mini offers up a 13MP primary sensor and a 2MP secondary sensor which allows for shooting 3D effects.

On the other hand, the Blade V8 Lite cuts things down a bit compared to the Lite. The display is reduced to 720p and the device is powered by a MediaTek 6750 chipset paired with 2GB of RAM. There’s also 16GB of storage and a microSD slot, as well as a single 8MP camera along the top of the phone’s rearside.

Both devices will be available in global regions including Asia-Pacific and Europe, including countries such as Japan, Germany, Russia, and Spain. Pricing and availability details are unclear at this time, but odds are both devices will be considerably less expensive compared to the Blade V8 Pro which retails for $229.

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