ZTE are aiming for an amazing MWC this year, after announcing they are planning to introduce eight new smartphones at their press conference in Barcelona next week.
The company says the smartphones will feature multi-core chipsets (for the Android offering at least) and some or all will feature LTE connectivity. Some of the handsets will run Microsoft’s Windows Phone operating system (like the ZTE Tania announced at CES last month) whilst others will feature the latest version of Android, Ice Cream Sandwich.
ZTE has high ambitions for these devices as the company wants to become the number three device manufacturer by 2015, which may seem far fetched but ZTE’s ethos of great build and design with a relatively low price tag could work in the current global economic climate.
We’ll be at ZTE’s press conference and we’ll bring you the news as it breaks. Keep up to date with all the latest from MWC through our dedicated MWC 2012 portal.
Full Press Release below.
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.