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The past year has seen a number of high-end smartphones launch with 2GB of RAM, and with 64-bit SoCs to make a big splash in the future, it's sure to become a lot more common - even trickling down to lower-end models at some point. Of course, as is the way with technology, 2GB of RAM is going to feel small in the future, and to help kick-start that feeling is Chinese phone maker ZTE. It's being rumored that ZTE's next flagship, a revision of the recently-released Grand S II, will feature 4GB of RAM. Being that the Snapdragon 800/801 SoC used is 32-bit in design, 4GB of RAM is the effective cap;... Read more...
One of the tricky parts about CES is that while everything is eye candy, some things you see are exciting new products that you can buy immediately while others are merely half-baked, or simply an intriguing prototype, or (the big let-down)--a design concept. That’s what ZTE did to everyone with its Eco-Mobius modular smartphone concept phone, which looks amazing but is still just a shell. However, the Eco-Mobius does point to the future of mobile devices, and although at another point in time this design idea might have warranted little more than a passing nod of interest (which is all it... Read more...
It seems that every company is getting on board the smartwatch bandwagon these days. There are several on the market already of course, and offerings from industry behemoths such as Google and Apple appear to be just a matter of time at this point. Not to be left behind, China’s ZTE told the WSJ that it will have its own smartwatch hitting the market in the second quarter of 2014. The smartwatch either doesn’t have a name yet or the company isn’t sharing it, but in any case the target market segment is mainstream as ZTE wants to offer it for less than the Samsung Galaxy Gear is... Read more...
After launching earlier this summer in Spain, Venezuela, and Colombia, the ZTE Open running the Firefox OS will be available in the U.S. and UK, as well. Starting “soon”, you’ll be able to snag an orange handset for $80 on eBay. “It is great honor to launch the ZTE Open Firefox OS phone worldwide through eBay,” said Mr. Dai Wenhong, VP of ZTE Corporation. “ZTE is devoted to providing more options for customers globally and enabling them to live better lives via advanced technology.” This product is a refreshing entrant into the mobile market, because it... Read more...
We’ve been waiting to see a Firefox OS phone in the wild, and tomorrow that will become a reality with the launch of the ZTE Open in Spain. Service provider Telefónica says that this is the first commercial launch of a Firefox OS device; it will be available at Movistar stores for 69 euros, which includes 30 euros’ worth of prepaid talk time and a 4GB microSD card. “We believe that smartphones need to be more open and that the web is the platform for making this possible,” said Telefónica España CEO Luis Miguel Gilpérez. Consumers should not be... Read more...
It's not too often you hear of a ZTE-built phone destined for American shores, but that's what is happening with the introduction of the ZTE Director. The smartphone will be hitting U.S. Cellular soon, running Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) and boasting a 1GHz processor, 3.5" touch panel, 4GB of built-in storage, an expandable memory card slot, 3MP rear camera and a 1500mAh battery. As the specifications suggest, this is a lower-end phone, but there's clearly a market for those given the crowd coming over from the flip-phone universe. Best of all, the phone will be sold for $0.01 on a 2-year... Read more...
ZTE is showing off its Grand Memo at this year's Mobile World Congress. This phablet features a 5.7-inch screen and LTE connectivity.  Perhaps more noteworthy is the fact that the Grand Memo runs on a 1.5GHz Snapdragon 800 quad-core processor. This is the first time we've seen Qualcomm's new processor in a mobile phone. To keep the phone powered up throughout the day, the Grand Memo packs a 3200mAh battery. The Grand Memo runs on Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean and comes with ZTE's own user interface. Other notable features include 16GB of memory, 1GB of RAM, a 13-megapixel rear-facing camera, and... Read more...
Since NVIDIA announced its Tegra 4i chip with LTE integration at CES, we haven’t heard a whole lot of Tegra 4 news, but that’s changing; ZTE announced that it’s partnering with NVIDIA to release Tegra 4-based “super phones” in China, with models hitting the market by the middle of the year. ZTE says that the Tegra 4 chip will be a quad-core ARM Cortex A15 processor and offer 72 custom NVIDIA GeForce cores; certain models will also include the optional NVIDIA i500 modem which will enable worldwide 4G LTE voice and data support and fast networking, and ZTE is planning... Read more...
The U.S. Congress may not be so keen on China’s ZTE, but if European consumers like what they see from the company, ZTE set-top boxes for 3D TVs may be populating living rooms soon. According to a report from Bloomberg, ZTE will release set-top boxes running the Android operating system that will offer video calling and support HTML 5. Apparently, the systems will be aimed at customers of Switzerland-based Kudelski SA’s digital TVs, which reportedly has 70% of Europe’s cable TV market. ZTE headquarters (Image credit: China Daily) In the U.S., ZTE most recently made headlines because... Read more...
Tensions with China's government are already at an uncomfortable level, but who would have guessed that they would trickle into mobile? Yet that's exactly what's happening, following an investigation by a congressional panel into Chinese telecom firms Huawei and ZTE. According to the resulting House Intelligence Committee report, the two firms pose a security threat to the U.S. and therefore shouldn't be allowed to engage in any mergers or acquisitions within our country's borders. Before launching a formal investigation, the congressional committee said it performed a preliminary review, which... Read more...
Back at the Mobile World Congress in February of this year, which seems like forever ago at this point, Intel and ZTE promised to deliver smartphones built around Intel's Medfield platform. That promise comes to fruition today with ZTE unveiling its first smartphone with Intel hardware inside, the ZTE Grand X IN. The Grand X IN is powered by an Intel Atom Z2460 processor with Hyper-Threading technology. It has a 4.3-inch qHD (960x540) touchscreen display, 1GB of RAM, 16GB of storage, microSD card slot, 8MP rear-facing camera, 0.3MP front-facing camera, HSPA+ support, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity,... Read more...
ZTE may not be a well-known brand in the US yet, but the company is definitely beginning to gain traction as it introduces more and more devices. While we've seen some low-cost ZTE phones in the past with entry-level specs, the latest leak shows a high-end phone designed for Sprint. The purported ZTE Flash could be coming to Sprint as early as October 14, 2012. This smartphone is said to feature a dual-core 1.5GHz processor, a 4.5-inch HD (1,280x720 pixels) IPS display, 1GB of RAM, and a 12.6-megapixel camera with autofocus and LED flash. Other key features include LTE support for connectivity... Read more...
Furiously, the ZTE Fury is hitting Sprint. The carrier just announced that they'll soon have a sub-$20 (on contract) Android phone to choose from, giving smartphone holdouts even more reason to finally join in. ZTE isn't a major player in the U.S. market, but they're getting there. It'll ship on March 11th for $19.99 after a $50 mail-in rebate via reward card and a new two-year service agreement. he value-priced ZTE Fury comes equipped with all the apps and functionality busy parents and their children want, including a 3.5-inch capacitive display, 5 MP camera with LED flash and 3G hotspot capabilities.... Read more...
Nvidia and ZTE are both giddy as all get-out to unveil the latter's new Mimosa X, purportedly the world's first smartphone to incorporate both an NVIDIA Tegra 2 processor and the GPU maker's Icera modem, which comes fresh off of NVIDIA's acquisition of Icera in mid-2011. "The ZTE Mimosa X is exciting for a few reasons," said Michael Rayfield, General Manager of the Mobile business at NVIDIA. "The Mimosa X marks the first time NVIDIA technology powers all the major processors in a single smartphone, and also the first time a premium mobile computing experience is coming to the mainstream smartphone... Read more...
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