By September 5, 2013

ZTE Blade V for Virgin

ZTE Blade VToday, ZTE and Virgin Media introduced the 4” ZTE Blade V in the UK, ZTE’s most competitive smartphone yet. The ZTE Blade V is available to purchase in store from the 4th September, and online shortly after, only from Virgin Media from £71.99 PAYG.

Read on for the press release.


ZTE and Virgin Media launch the ZTE Blade V


  • ZTE’s most competitive smartphone yet launches exclusively with Virgin Media
  • Featuring a super powerful quad-core 1.2GHz Qualcomm chipset
  • Handset also boasts 4″ IPS touch-screen, 4GB memory and 5MP auto-focus camera making it a feature rich and affordable addition to the UK smartphone market

2nd September 2013, London, UK – ZTE and Virgin Media today introduced the 4” ZTE Blade V in the UK, which is available to purchase in store from the 4th September, and online shortly after, only from Virgin Media from £71.99 PAYG*.

Designed to deliver a fast and fluid smartphone experience, the Blade V offers even more processing power than its predecessors and competitors in this price segment. Its quad-core 1.2GHz Qualcomm chip-set, 1GB of processing memory and 4GB of storage memory can effortlessly power even the largest of app libraries.

As well as packing more power for its price than the competition, the latest addition to the thriving Blade family boasts a 5MP camera with auto-focus and flash, not to mention a panoramic shooting mode to capture the perfect picture.

Ideal for those on the go, the Blade V also offers access to an array of Android applications, as well as having the Kingsoft Office suite pre-embedded.

Kalam Meah, Account Director, ZTE UK said: “We strongly believe smartphone technology should be accessible to everyone, and taking on board feedback from our customers, the Blade V is designed to deliver a richer, multi-media experience at a more affordable price point than ever before.”

Jamie Heywood, director of mobile at Virgin Media said: “With a powerful quad-core chipset under the bonnet, the ZTE Blade V is ideal for people who want to lead a data-powered lifestyle and easily capture, store and share content on the go. By combining it with our VIP SIM Only deal, which gives you unlimited data, texts and minutes for just £15 per month, customers can reap the benefits of this slick smartphone without spending a fortune.”

ZTE previously partnered with Virgin Media to launch the ZTE Blade III, the Tania Windows Phone, the Grand X and the best selling prepay smartphone ZTE Kis (in black and white).

Key specifications of the Blade V

ü 4” WVGA (800×480) 16M TFT capacitive touch IPS screen

ü Weight: 130 gram

ü Size: 126 x 64 x 10.9 mm

ü 1.2 GHz Qualcomm MSM 8225Q, quad-core processor

ü Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean)

ü Memory: 4GB eMMC + 1G DDR2 SDRAM, 2GB accessible to the user

ü Supports Micro SD memory card up to 32 GB

ü 5.0 MP AF camera with 4 x digital zoom + VGA front camera

ü Mobile standards: HSDPA (7.2Mbps) /HSPA/HSPA+/UMTS/GSM/GPRS/EDGE

ü Audio standards: MP3, AAC, AAC+, MIDI, AMR-NB, Ogg Vorbis, PCM/WAV

ü Video standards: MPEG4, H.263, H.264

ü Wireless communications standards: BluetoothT 4.0, A2DP1.2, GPS, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n

ü Battery capacity: Li-ion1800 mAh

ü FM radio

ZTE is the 4th largest smartphone manufacturer in the world according to data from research company Strategy Analytics.


About ZTE Mobile Devices

ZTE Mobile Devices is a division of ZTE Corporation, a global telecommunications equipment, networks and mobile devices company headquartered in Shenzhen, China. ZTE is a publicly traded company listed on the Hong Kong and Shenzhen stock exchanges.

ZTE is one of the Top 5 mobile handset and smartphone manufacturers in the world, according to global industry analyst IDC. The company produces a complete range of mobile devices, including mobile phones, tablets, mobile broadband modems and hotspots and family desktop integration terminals.

A global leader, ZTE has partnerships with more than 230 major carriers and distributors in over 160 countries and regions around the globe. It also has strategic partnerships with 47 of the world’s top 50 carriers. In 2012, ZTE applied for more international patents than any other company in the world.

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About Virgin Media
Virgin Media is the first provider of all four broadband, TV, mobile phone and home phone services in the UK.
The company delivers ultrafast broadband connections to over half of all UK homes, with speeds of up to 120Mb, and is expanding this cable network – the result of a multi-billion pound investment – to reach thousands more people across the country.
Virgin Media has developed the most advanced interactive television service, bringing together broadcast TV, thousands of hours of on demand programming and the best of the web in a single set-top box powered by TiVo. The company was the first to offer HD TV and 3D on demand to millions of UK households.
Virgin Media also operates the most popular virtual mobile network in the UK which, when launched, was the world’s first such mobile phone service. It is also one of the largest fixed-line home phone providers in the country.
Virgin Media Inc. is listed on the NASDAQ Stock Market and the London Stock Exchange (VMED).

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