ZTE has decided to skip retail channels, and go straight to eBay for the launch of the new ZTE Blade S6 Plus.

ZTE Blade S6 Plus

eBay is home to many different products, and ZTE has announced that it will also be the home to their latest smartphone. The ZTE Blade S6 Plus is now available on eBay around the globe, with an introductory price of only $269.99. Featuring a 5.5-inch 720p display powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 octa-core chipset, clocked at 1.5gHz, and comes with a LTE radio. The ZTE Blade S6 Plus runs ZTE's customizable MiFavor 3.0 user interface on top of Android 5.0 Lollipop.

The device is available around the world in countries such as Russia, Brazil, Poland, Denmark, Finland, UK, Italy and many others through eBay. The introductory price of $269.99 (£182.99, €252.99) is a limited time offer, so if you're interested you might want to jump on this soon.

Press release:

ZTE Blade S6 Plus Debuts Worldwide via eBay

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).