Just in case you missed it, the ZTE Blade V8 Pro was one of the few smartphones that were unveiled at the Consumer Electronics Show 2017 back in January.
Following its launch, the phone was later on released to the masses in February and so far, not so many people out there have purchased this phone. But for the group that has already made the move, you’ll be glad to know that the Chinese OEM is rolling out a vital OTA update that fixes stubborn bugs and installs the latest security update.
Despite its 2017 release, the ZTE Blade V8 Pro still comes with Android 6.0 Marshmallow out of the box and to makes it worse, you also get a 2016 security patch level. However, this is no more as the latest OTA update brings the latest Android security patch for the month of January to the device, although this is not the latest version from Google. So far, Google devices are already receiving this month’s version.
As for the ZTE Blade V8 Pro, this update solves issues related to the music app, where the app would automatically close after 15 minutes of play. If you’ve also experienced issues with the time sync in widget, this update is meant for you. As usual with such updates, you also won’t miss on a few performance improvements as well as optimizations, among other tweaks.
Given that the Blade V8 Pro is a new midrange handset, we expect ZTE to push out the Nougat update at some point in the future. However, this date is still unknown, but we should keep tabs on the matter and update you when it happens. As for you, Android Marshmallow is still the OS that is running the show.
Other than Marshmallow, the ZTE Blade V8 Pro also comes with a 5.5-inch 1080p screen that is protected by Corning’s Gorilla Glass 3. Under the hood, it is powered by a Snapdragon 625 SoC that is paired with a 3GB RAM and 32GB of storage. The back has a dual 13MP shooter with PDAF and dual-LED flash. This main camera can record up to 4K videos at 30 frames per second. For selfies, you get a decent 8MP shooter with support for 1080p video recording.
To keep the phone alive is a 3140mAh battery that is supported by fast charging technology, which happens via a USB-C port. Other features include a front-mounted fingerprint scanner, NFC, proximity and GPS sensors, Bluetooth 4.2 as well as a 3.5mm audio jack.