During 2021 we have seen an increasingly powerful entry range and in which 5G connectivity has even begun to infiltrate, as in the POCO M3 Pro. The new ZTE Blade A31 represents the old guard, the most basic entry range and, in a way, also the cheapest.
ZTE has officially announced the ZTE Blade A31, a simple terminal with a Unisoc processor, quite a compact size, with a 5.45-inch LCD screen. It is a terminal with Android 11 Go that curiously has NFC connectivity.
ZTE Blade A31 Specification
|ZTE BLADE A31|
HD + LCD
|DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHT||140 x 71 x 8.9 mm|
MicroSD up to 128 GB
|FRONTAL CAMERA||5 MP|
|REAR CAMERA||8 MP|
|OPERATING SYSTEM||Android 11 Go|
Wi-Fi b / g / n
FM Radio Micro USB NFC
|PRICE||85 euros to change|
A small input range with NFC
With a starting price that starts at 85 euros to change, it is clear that we will not see refresh rates beyond 90 Hz on the screen or fast load here. The ZTE Blade A31 is an old-fashioned entry-level mobile, quite fair in its specifications in exchange for also having an adjusted price.
We have a front with a 5.45-inch LCD screen and HD + resolution, which maintains the classic frames both above and below. Despite these frames, the mobile is still quite small, at 140 mm high and 71 mm wide.
Behind, the ZTE Blade A31 has a current design, with a module for the cameras that in a way looks more than it is. Despite what it might seem, it is a camera with a single 8-megapixel lens. In front, there is also a lens for photography, in this case, 5 megapixels.
There’s not much glitz on the powerhouse either. The terminal mounts the Unisoc SC9863A (eight cores at 1.6 and 1.2 GHz), 2 GB of RAM and 32 GB of storage. It is not too much, but we have to bear in mind that it is launched with Android 11 Go, where that amount of RAM is considered up to “a lot”.
The ZTE Blade A31 has a 3,000 mAh battery without fast charging and with a Micro-USB connector. It has a headphone jack, FM radio, it does not have biometrics of any kind and curiously it has NFC, something unusual in its price range.
Versions and prices of the ZTE Blade A31
The ZTE Blade A31 is official for the moment in Russia, where it has been released in a single combination of RAM and storage and in the colours black and blue. Its official price is 7,490 rubles, which is 85 euros at the exchange rate. It is unknown if it will be released in other regions.