ZTE unveiled the Blade S6 in January, a mid-range 5-inch handset with a decent specs considering its $249.99 price that. Now it's making a beefier version, the S6 Plus, available on eBay in global markets for $299.99 (£199.99 and €276.99 in the UK and Europe).
You don't have to pay the full price if you're eager enough to snatch one up right away. ZTE is temporarily selling the device for $269.99.
Whether you choose to wait, you're getting a decent set of specs for your money. The ZTE Blade S6 Plus contains a 1280 by 720 display, Snapdragon 615 processor, Adreno 405 GPU, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage, a 13MP rear-facing camera, and a 5MP front-facing shooter. The phone, which is powered by Android 5.0, contains two Micro SIM card slots.
At 5.5 inches, the S6 Plus has a larger display that the S6, and the former offers a substantively larger battery (3,000mAh versus 2,400mAh).
There are multiple eBay listings for various parts of the world. However, your country apparently doesn't have to be on the provided list to receive a unit. The first link appears willing to ship to Canada and the US. Nevertheless, some countries are simply out of luck. Check the shipping information for each listing for more details.
ZTE’s latest affordable premium 5.5-inch phablet hits the global mass-market at just USD $299.99
SHANGHAI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--ZTE, a leading global mobile device maker, today announced the worldwide debut of the ZTE Blade S6 Plus on eBay. The affordable premium phablet can now be purchased by consumers across the globe via eBay, priced at USD $299.99 (£199.99 and €276.99 for the United Kingdom and Europe respectively).
“We are very excited to announce with eBay the global availability of the ZTE Blade S6 Plus,” said Adam Zeng, CEO of ZTE Mobile Devices. “Following the successful launch of the Blade S6, we are now offering our consumers a larger-screen alternative to a device that combines high-end performance and quality at a very competitive price tag.”
The Blade S6 Plus was first showcased at the Mobile World Congress 2015 in Barcelona, alongside the 5-inch Blade S6, which was launched earlier in January 2015. Similar to the Blade S6, the Blade S6 Plus is powered by the same Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 615 octa-core chipset and Adreno 405 image processor, and runs on Android 5.0 Lollipop with ZTE’s customizable MiFavor 3.0 user interface. The Blade S6 Plus boasts a larger JDI Super Screen 5.5-inch HD display with In-Cell technology for better and more vibrant image quality, as well a higher-capacity 3000mAh battery.
Also unique to the Blade S6 Plus is an innovative function that allows the device to double as an infra-red remote control. Compatible with all major electronic and household appliance brands, the function allows Blade S6 Plus users to control televisions, set-top boxes, air conditioning units, DSLRs, and more. It is simple and easy to use, and saves users the hassle of switching between several different remote controls.
“We are thrilled that ZTE has again decided to debut their latest device on eBay,” said John Lin, Managing Director of eBay Greater China. “Through our global marketplaces, we will partner with ZTE to introduce their excellent products to our 155 million customers worldwide.”
To date, devices in ZTE’s Blade series have sold over 20 million units worldwide, reflecting the company’s commitment to offering a range of affordable premium devices targeted at multiple customer segments. Previously, the ZTE Blade S6 was also made available via eBay UK, Germany, France, Italy and Spain.
Pricing and availability
For a limited time only, the Blade S6 Plus will be sold at a discounted price of USD $269.99 ((£182.99 and €252.99).