A ZTE device bearing the model number VFD 710 has been tested and certified by the FCC. While the device is manufactured by the Chinese phone maker, it will be marketed as the Vodafone Smart V8 according to a user manual submitted to the FCC. Based on the submitted documents, the smartphone will have support for LTE, WCDMA, and GSM technologies, while internal photographs of the device show antennas for Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and GPS. The phone also has an NFC adapter, the images reveal.
The smartphone seems to sport a metal back with plastic cutouts on the top and bottom for radio waves to pass through. Also found at the back are a single rear camera, a dual-LED flash, and a fingerprint scanner for biometric security. At the front, the Vodafone Smart V8 has a selfie camera which is accompanied by a proximity and light sensor, and an LED indicator. A volume rocker is located on the right side of the device while the power button is located on the left side with the nano SIM and microSD card tray. At the top of the device is a 3.5mm headphone jack and at the bottom is a standard microUSB port meant to be used for data transfers and charging. The microUSB port, according to the phone’s manual, supports USB-OTG that can be used to connect USB peripherals to the device.
Also included in the report are the internal images of the handset, which provide a few clues on the specifications of the Vodafone Smart V8. Based on the images, the smartphone will likely have a non-removable battery with a capacity of 3000mAh. It is also likely that the device will be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon processor based on the markings found on the chipset, the inclusion of the Snapdragon logo in the manual, and the phone’s support for Quick Charge 2.0. The handset will also have 32GB of internal flash storage and may be available in single-SIM and dual-SIM configurations. The version of the Android operating system installed on the phone is not stated but it might be running Android 7.0 Nougat due to the presence of a split-screen mode that’s mentioned in the documentation published by the FCC.