CHINESE PHONEMAKER ZTE announced the Blade Vec 4G on Tuesday, an Android 4.4 Kitkat smartphone destined for Europe.
The terribly-named ZTE Blade Vec 4G likely will be cheaper than its Galaxy S5 and LG G3 rivals, as the handset has a quad-core 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor, 1GB of RAM and a 5in HD 720p display.
However, ZTE claims that the handset's "super-fast" 4G is its standout feature, boasting that "the Blade Vec 4G offers an extremely fast connection", which means that users can download films in "less than a minute". However, the firm hasn't revealed what LTE speeds the handset supports, and we have put the question to it.
Alongside the handset's 4G connectivity, ZTE touts its slim 7.8mm thick profile as another one of its best features, as well as its 13MP rear-facing camera, which boasts autofocus, selective focus, an LED flash, smile detection and a "SLR-like" shutter feature. There's also a 2MP front-facing camera on the handset.
Besides that, the ZTE Blade Vec 4G arrives running a customised version of Google's Android 4.4 Kitkat mobile operating system, Bluetooth 4.0, 802.11b/g/n WiFI support and a 2,300mAh battery.
ZTE Europe GM A.O. Wen said, "We are constantly evolving our offering across Europe, and the ZTE Blade Vec 4G takes our affordable Blade series to the next level with features you'd expect from the top-end handsets.
"We've worked hard to develop a phone that truly delivers on everything that people across Europe aspire to have, at a price that they can afford. We're delighted that the ZTE Blade Vec 4G will be coming to so many European countries so everyone can live life at high speed."
ZTE has yet to cough on UK pricing and availability details but has said that the handset will be available in Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Finland next month. µ