ZTE intros trio of Blade Q phones

The Chinese handset maker debuts a new range of Android handsets, each with a different-size display.

ZTE's new Blade Q family of smartphones offers consumers three display sizes. ZTE

Chinese handset maker ZTE on Wednesday introduced a new line of Android-powered smartphones. Known as the Blade Q family, each one offers users a different size display. Much like HTC has done with the One series of devices and Samsung has with its Galaxy S4, ZTE is releasing a small, medium, and large edition of the Blade Q.

On one end of the spectrum you have the Blade Q Mini with its 4-inch WVGA (480x800) display, while the other end sees the Blade Q Maxi and a 5-inch FWVGA (480x854) screen. Nestled firmly in the middle is the standard Blade Q and its 4.5-inch display.

The three smartphones run Android 4.2 Jelly Bean and feature a number of similar, albeit low-end, hardware specifications. Details include a 1.3GHz dual-core Mediatek processor, 1GB RAM, and 4GB internal storage. The 5-megapixel rear and 0.3-megapixel front-facing cameras should be just enough to get the job done. As is the case with pretty much every other Android on the market, the Blade Q family offers Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS, and data (21 MB/s HSPA+) connectivity.

Pricing and exact availability are unclear, but ZTE indicates this could be limited to Europe. Considering the specifications, I would be on the lookout for some rather affordable price points for the threesome.

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