ZTE has launched a variant of the Blade S6 dubbed Blade S6 Lux. The ZTE Blade S6 was launched at the end of January priced at $249 and would be available globally starting February 10. The Blade S6 is the “world’s first Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 octa-core smartphone running the Android 5.0 Lollipop operating system “, as claimed by ZTE.
The ZTE Blade S6 Lux features a 5.5-inch full-HD JDI display whereas the Blade S6 that comes with 5-inch HD display. The smartphone is powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 (MSM8939) alongside 2GB of RAM. It runs Android 5.0 Lollipop out-of-the-box with ZTE’s MiFavor 3.0 UI on top.
On camera front, the dual-SIM Blade S6 Lux sports a 13-megapixel autofocus rear camera with a Sony IMX214 sensor and LED flash. There is a 5-megapixel front camera also onboard. ZTE has provided various connectivity options on the smartphone including Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, GPS/ A-GPS, 4G LTE, and Micro-USB.
The smartphone packs proximity, ambient light, accelerometer, compass, and gyroscope sensors. There is a 3000mAh battery backing the Blade S6 Lux, which is larger than the 2400mAh battery on the Blade S6. The Blade S6 Lux comes with 16GB of built-in storage and supports expandable storage via microSD card.
According to a Chinese report, the ZTE Blade S6 Lux will be available in China and has been priced at CNY 1,999 (approximately Rs. 19,800). So far, no announcement regarding global launch of the Blade S6 Lux has been made by ZTE.