The imaging capabilities of mobile phones’ primary cameras have come a long way since the early 2000s, when the first camera phones hit the market. Today premium handsets can offer picture quality in line with higher-end digital cameras, to the point where even some DSLRs are threatened. Meanwhile, selfie cameras have usually been behind the curve as far as resolution and lenses are concerned, owing to their more limited use cases. However it would seem that ZTE has decided to change this with its Blade V10 smartphone.

The new handset from ZTE features a 32 MP selfie camera using a display flash to capture all the beauty of its owner without any pixel or atom of the anatomy missed. The company does not disclose optics it pairs with the advanced sensor for some reason. Meanwhile, the main camera comprises of a 16 MP (f/1.8, 1.12µm) RGB module, a 5 MP (f/2.4) depth sensor, and a dual-LED dual-tone flash.

With the 32 MP selfie camera being the key element of the device, ZTE is not really emphasizing the other characteristics of the handset. The ZTE Blade V10 looks rather advanced in general; the smartphone has 6.3-inch IPS display with a 2280x1080 resolution (400 PPI), and is powered by MediaTek’s P70 SoC (four ARM Cortex-A73, four ARM Cortex-A53, Mali-G72, Tensilica DSP/NSU, LTE Cat13/Cat7, etc.) accompanied by 3 or 4 GB of RAM, 64 or 128 GB of NAND flash storage, and a 3,200-mAh battery.

When it comes to general communication capabilities of the device, they are in line with mainstream smartphones of today: 4G/LTE, 802.11ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.2, USB 2.0 Type-C for data/charging, and so on.

ZTE says that the Blade V10 will be available in black, blue, and green, sometime in March. The phone will be sold in APAC, EMEA, and Latin America regions at a price of around $300.

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  • eastcoast_pete - Sunday, March 3, 2019 - link

    If a security app can't unlock your phone with 2 MP, it won't do better with 32 really tiny MP. Higher grade face recognition requires both good algos and some machine learning AND good depth detection, as that is what you need to defeat somebody using a picture to trick the face detection. So, unless those 32 MP improve that, not likely. Reply
  • boozed - Thursday, February 28, 2019 - link

    Fuck me, stop encouraging narcissists! Reply
  • hubick - Friday, March 1, 2019 - link

    The world doesn't need another picture of the Eiffel Tower. We have enough. If you aren't taking a picture with you in it, there's really no point. Drop the snark. Reply
  • boozed - Friday, March 1, 2019 - link

    Did you just claim digital cameras are pointless? Reply
  • Ranari - Friday, March 1, 2019 - link

    ZTE Blade 10: Because you're a narcissist lol Reply
  • jabber - Saturday, March 2, 2019 - link

    32MP to show cropped to a 1:1 on mostly 1080p/5" screens. Yeahhhhhhhh! Reply

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