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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  • PVG - Thursday, February 28, 2019 - link

    What's the point of 32MP behind a tiny crappy lens?
  • shabby - Thursday, February 28, 2019 - link

    Or a tiny sensor with tiny pixels.
  • rrinker - Thursday, February 28, 2019 - link

    Because all the sheep will say "OMG! 32 megapixels! That's like, WAY more than 8 megapixels in that crappy Brand X phone!"
  • s.yu - Friday, March 1, 2019 - link

    Too many sheep in this world.
  • Ej24 - Thursday, February 28, 2019 - link

    Exactly. A more sensible 8-12MP BSI sensor with OIS and an f1.2 or 1.4 aperture would have been far more impressive and useful for the end user.
  • jabber - Saturday, March 2, 2019 - link

    Maybe even a 4MP large pixel f1.2 for that even better light pulling effect. 99% of pics are just seen on monitor/phone screens after all.
  • eastcoast_pete - Sunday, March 3, 2019 - link

    +1 This 32 MP selfie thing is an example of marketing hype. In optics, there is something called "empty magnification"; this seems to be an example for it.
  • lazarpandar - Thursday, February 28, 2019 - link

    I don't want to see my face in that high resolution.
  • philehidiot - Thursday, February 28, 2019 - link

    Me neither. I use the selfie camera for two reasons. To see if my face has gone a fetching shade of purple (I do this from time to time, inflammatory condition) or to scare myself into shitting myself because I'm going out and need a dump for convenience's sake. Other than that, it really is useless. Even if I'm doing a video call, the odds are I'm going to want the forward facing camera because the ONLY reason for a video call for me is to see something I'm instructing on fixing on the other end or vice versa.

    This is just a "big number better" thing to sell to idiots who will part with large amounts of money without bothering to research properly.

    Also, to respond to the article's title. No one wants to see me loving myself and the only advantage of that resolution is the light sensitivity will be so low you won't see bugger all anyway.
  • anonym - Friday, March 1, 2019 - link

    Need it for face unlocking,maybe

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