ZTE, soon after launching the Blade S6 for the global market, has unveiled a variant of the handset dubbed Blade S6 Lux, which so far is destined to arrive only in China.
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.
Notably, the ZTE Blade S6 Lux comes with bumped up specifications when compared to the Blade S6. It features a 5.5-inch full-HD JDI display, instead of the Blade S6 that comes with 5-inch HD display. There is a 3000mAh battery backing the Blade S6 Lux, which is larger than the 2400mAh battery on the Blade S6. Both the ZTE Blade S6 and Blade S6 Lux sport similar designs.
Rest of the specifications on the ZTE Blade S6 Lux are identical to the ZTE Blade S6. It runs Android 5.0 Lollipop out-of-the-box with ZTE's MiFavor 3.0 UI on top.
The Blade S6 Lux is powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 (MSM8939) alongside 2GB of RAM. To refresh, ZTE at the launch of Blade S6 (seen below) had claimed that the handset was the "world's first Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 octa-core smartphone running the Android 5.0 Lollipop operating system."
The dual-SIM (supporting Nano-SIM cards) Blade S6 Lux packs 16GB of built-in storage and supports expandable storage via microSD card. It sports a 13-megapixel autofocus rear camera with a Sony IMX214 sensor and LED flash. There is a 5-megapixel front camera also onboard. Connectivity options on the smartphone include Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, GPS/ A-GPS, 4G LTE, and Micro-USB. The smartphone packs proximity, ambient light, accelerometer, compass, and gyroscope sensors.
To recall, ZTE Blade S6 was launched at the end of January priced at $249.99 (approximately Rs. 15,300) and would be available globally starting February 10. The handset will be available online worldwide via AliExpres, and via Amazon or eBay in select markets.