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Blade S6

Premium affordable open channel device

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4G LTE 1800 MHz(Band 3), 2600 MHz(Band 7), 700 MHz(Band 28) with 150Mbps downlink, 50Mbps uplink
3G UMTS 850 MHz, 2100 MHz with 42.2Mbps DL / 11.5Mbps UL (HSPA+) - This handset is configured for use on the Telstra network frequencies only.
GSM 900, 1800 MHz
SIM Card Dual Nano SIM, 4FF format for both SIM's
SIM1: 4G/3G/2G - SIM2: 2G only
Operating System Android Lollipop 5.0.2
Processor 1.5/1.0GHz Qualcomm Octo core CPU with 2GB DDR3 RAM
Memory 16GB Flash with 11.6GB user space, plus up to 32GB microSD external storage
Display IPS 5" HD, 1280 x 720, capacitve touch
Camera Rear 13MP Sony IMX214 rear camera with Auto focus, digital zoom & LED flash. 5MP Front facing camera. Video recording 30 fps @ 1080p.
Video codecs Streaming: MPEG-4: 1080p / 720p @ 30fps H.264: 720p @ 30fps, H263: 704*576 @ 30fps (encode) / 1408*1152 @ 30fps (decode)s
Recording format: H.263 Simple Profle D1 @30fps H.264 High Profle 720p @30fps MPEG-4 Simple Profle D1 @30fps
Audio codecs MP3, MP2, AAC, AAC+v1, AAC+v2, IMY, MIDI, Ogg, AMR-WB, AMR-NB, APE, FLAC, ADPCM, WAV
Audio out Earpiece, Speakerphone & 3.5mm headset (NAHJ standard). Hi-Fi mode (for headset use).
Wi-Fi Dual Band (2.4/5.0GHz) Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth Bluetooth Smart V4.0 LE (Low Energy) with: GAP, A2DP1.2(source), AVRCP1.4(controller),GAVDP1.2(Initator), HSP1.2(AG), OPP(Client, Server), PBAP1.0(PSE) HFP1.6(AG),OBEX1.1, FTP(server), MAP(Message Access Profle), HID(Human Interface Device Profle), PAN (Personal Area Network Profle).
FM Radio FM Radio included
Sensors Accelerometer, Light, Proximity, Compass, Gyro, Gesture
GPS A-GPS, Stand-alone GPS
External Antenna port Not available
Battery 2400mAh Li-ion (not user replaceable)
Talk Time up to 9hrs talk time
Standby time up to 180 hours standby
Size & weight 144 x 70.7 x 7.9mm. 154g
Pre-installed extras Facebook, Twitter, AliveShare, Clean Master, Camera360, Firmware Over the Air (FOTA) upgrade
Network Lock Unlocked out of the box
Worst case SAR 0.670 W/Kg in the body position (10mm spacing)
0.782 W/Kg in the head position
0.892 W/Kg overall (head position RF + Wi-Fi))

Whats in the Box?

The ZTE Blade S6 comes with

  • AC Charger
  • USB data cable
  • Stereo headset with microphone
  • Tray ejection tool
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Warranty Card


Download file Version Released
Quick Start Guide (PDF) Ver 1.0 Apr 2015
User Guide (PDF) Ver 1.0 Apr 2015
Warranty Card (PDF)

Maintenance Release

Maintenance Release M01

After many months of testing Maintenance Release M01 for the ZTE Blade S6 (AU Edition) is finally here. This update will be released via FOTA (Firmware over the Air). The update will appear on your device as a notification initially and declare that an update is available for you to download. It is recommended that you connect to Wi-Fi to perform the download to save your mobile data quota - Note: The Update is around 89MB in size.

You can manually check for any updates by running the "System Updates" application on your ZTE Blade S6 (AU Edition) handset. Once you have downloaded the update the "System Updates" application will prompt you to "Install" or not. Follow the prompts and the device will be updated.

A couple of important pieces of information. Make sure you have at least 30% battery before doing the download / update. If you find that the FOTA update fails, don't panic. The issue might be simply that you have to clear the handset cache partition so there is room for the update file to be downloaded and extracted too. To learn how to do this go to the FOTA Information page here and follow the instructions, then do the download and update again.

This update contains a number of fixes, improvements and new features for the ZTE Blade S6 (AU Edition). Here is a list of some of them.

  • Call audio fixes - Addresses reported issues around call audio quality for the B party
  • Dialler UI modified - Improvement to the UI to limit accidental contact with call control buttons during a call
  • Eyeprint Scan security option - Adds the ZTE patented Eyeprint unlocking function to Blade S6 devices.
  • StageFright fixes - Vulnerability patches applied to address StageFright.

If you have any questions or issues email us at our support email address.