ZTE to Announce 8 New Multi-Core Smartphones at MWC, Some with LTE

ZTE has already unveiled a few of its smartphones ahead of Mobile World Congress, but the company just issued a press release stating that consumers should expect to see a total of 8 new devices being announced at the Barcelona trade show later this month. The smartphones being announced will be multi-core devices, and some of them will have 4G LTE network support for faster mobile broadband download speeds than 3G-capable devices.

The ambitious announcements, along with ZTE’s goals to bringing some high-end features to its smartphones, will, as ZTE plans, help the emerging Chinese smartphone manufacturer propel itself into the number three smartphone-maker position by 2015. Will 3 years time along with multi-core CPUs and 4G LTE support be enough? Time will definitely tell, but ZTE along with Chinese rival Huawei are definitely gunning to oust veterans like Samsung and Nokia from the top.

Thus far, ZTE had announced the ZTE Mimosa X, which comes with HSPA+ network support, a qHD display, and dual-core Tegra 2 CPU.

The company also announced a premium LTE/GSM model in the form of the PF200 and a more mid-range LTE/CDMA model in the form of the N910 ahead of Mobile World Congress.

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.

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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.

Via: Engadget

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