Thursday, 23 February 2012

ZTE to show off 8 new devices at MWC 2012, quad-core flagship in tow


Over the past few days, we were introduced to not one, not two, but three new devices from ZTE. First, the ZTE PF200 and ZTE N910 were previewed flaunting LTE connectivity and running Android 4.0 ICS, and soon after, the Tegra 2 powered ZTE Mimosa X was made official. However, it turns out that these three Android devices were just the tip of the smartphone iceberg.

A total of 8 new devices will be introduced by ZTE at MWC 2012 – that is what was the company officially announced today. Both Ice Cream Sandwich and Windows Phone smartphones will be unveiled, among which we will see a “new quad-core flagship handset”.

By expanding its portfolio of smartphones, ZTE is hoping to become the world's top three handset provider by 2015. Sounds ambitious? Well, ZTE is actually the fourth biggest phone maker right now, its smartphone shipments for the last quarter have exceeded the expected figures, and successfully establishing itself on the U.S. market might just do the trick for ZTE.

For further details, check out the press release below, and if you are curious about those upcoming ZTE smartphones, keep an eye on our MWC 2012 coverage.

Press Release

ZTE set to unveil LTE, Windows Phone and multi-core Android devices at MWC 2012

23 February 2012, Shenzhen, China – ZTE Corporation ("ZTE") (H share stock code: 0763.HK / A share stock code: 000063.SZ), a leading global provider of telecommunications equipment and network solutions, will next week announce a significant extension of its Smart Terminal capabilities – both in its product range and routes to market – including a major new quad-core flagship handset.

ZTE will unveil eight new devices, delivering significant advances in power, high definition multimedia capabilities and design. Based on technology innovations including multi-core chipsets, LTE, 4G radio and the latest Android and Windows Mobile platforms, the new devices form a core component of ZTE's ambition to become a top three handset provider by 2015.

On the infrastructure side, ZTE will be demonstrating a wide range of application scenarios covering LTE/LTE-A, smart networks and cloud computing.

"There is no doubt that this year's Mobile World Congress will again see some exciting device launches. The new devices from ZTE will demonstrate how ZTE is without doubt among an elite group of handset providers as next generation telecommunications networks roll out globally. ZTE returns at least ten percent of its revenues back into R&D to ensure that it sustains its position as a true market innovator – and we're counting down to being able to showcase this to the world's mobile industry next week," said Mr. He Shiyou, Executive Vice President and Head of the Terminals Division at ZTE.

The devices will be officially unveiled in a press conference at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona on Monday 27th February at 10:30 CET. The new devices, together with a comprehensive portfolio of ZTE terminals, will be on display at the ZTE booth in Hall 8, stand B145.