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ZTE's Blade V7 and V7 Lite

The bigger of the two

Octa-core power inside

Sleek and thin

A look at the bottom

For your informal photo needs

The small details

Other nerdy details

Springing into these markets

The smaller V7 Lite

8-megapixel cameras on oth sides

Lightweight, polished design

A fingerprint reader in the back

Taking another look

Launching in Russia first

ZTE's lowkey MWC presence

ZTE is keeping it low key this year at Mobile World Congress, debuting two new mid-range handsets with little fanfare. Known as the Blade V7 and Blade V7 Lite, the phones are set to launch globally this year in select countries.

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The Blade V7 is equipped with a 5.2-inch full HD display and runs on Google's Android.

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It's powered by a 1.3GHz octa-core processor and a 2,500mAh battery.

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The handset is thin and compact, measuring 5.75 by 2.85 by 0.29 inches (146x72.5x7.5mm).

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On the bottom edge are audio speakers and a Micro-USB port for charging and transfering files.

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For your photographic needs, the Blade V7 has a 13-megapixel rear camera and a 5-megapixel front shooter.

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The phone features 2GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage and an FM radio app.

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A few of the device's extra features include gesture controls, Voice over LTE capabilities and Bluetooth 4.0.

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The smartphone is launching in Germany, Spain, South Africa, Ethiopia and Mexico in early Spring.

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Meanwhile, the ZTE Blade V7 Lite is a 5-inch, more affordable alternative.

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The device has an 8-megapixel camera on both its back and front to capture images.

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The handset has an HD display and measures 5.66 by 2.76 by 0.31 inches (143.8x70.2x7.9mm).

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On the back of the phone is a fingerprint sensor for extra user security.

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Another look at the fingerprint scanner. The Blade V7 Lite also has a quad-core processor, a 2,500mAh battery and runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow.

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The device will launch in Spring and will debut in Russia, then Mexico, Spain, Germany and Thailand.

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In addition to the new Blade phones, ZTE launched its Spro Plus smart projector during the show. It's an 8.4-inch tablet that's also an image projector and Wi-Fi hotspot. Click here for more of CNET's MWC 2016 coverage.

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