ZTE not yet announce tabletphone has made a surprise appearance in Hong Kong. The 5.7-inch 720p device is the largest smartphone in the company’s history. The new Grand Memo packs some impressive hardware, such as its quad-core Snapdragon S4 Pro SoC running at 1.7GHz. There’s a 13MP camera on its back, and the unit itself has a thickness of only 8 millimeters. It will properly comes with the latest Android Jelly bean and the prototype device shown here has a T9 keyboard interface made for single-handed use. The Grand Memo is not dealing with fancy 1080p panels, which definitely isn’t bad, but that’s just not as many pixel as you’d get from the ZTE Grand S flagship. The newly phablet will be officially unveiled at MWC next month, so stay tuned for more.
ZTE has officially introduced the V81 tablet. The new eight-incher has a screen with 4:3 aspect ratio, mimicking the iPad Mini, and it also comes with the same resolution as Apple’s small tablet. Apparently, most mini Android tablets will feature a screen size of 16:10 aspect ratio. The ZTE V81 powered by a dual-core 1.4 GHz processor and 1 GB of RAM. It has only 4 GB of built-in storage space, but it provides microSD card slot for expansion. It can also take pictures, there is a 2 MP rear camera and a 0.3 MP front-facing camera. Other specifications include 21 Mbps HSPA mobile data connectivity, HDMI out, and a 3,700 mAh battery. It runs the latest Android 4.1 Jelly Bean …
There are so much news from China that passes by that we couldn’t possibly cover it all. Here are the Chinese tech news we have left behind because we’re just too busy or too lazy to post. There are stories on HTC latest new handset, Apple profits in China, Lenovo consider to purchase RIM and so on, check them out after the break. Video for this week: i-Transport for disabled … Hope everyone have enjoyed your weekend and a fresh start to your week.
According to IDC’s latest report on global smartphone shipments for Q4 2012, Apple and Samsung continue to dominate the world’s smartphone market, but emerging Chinese companies are starting to climb the ranks. The data show that China’s leading manufacturers, Huawei and ZTE, enjoyed robust year-on-year growth in 2012, placing them among the world’s top five handset makers. Huawei’s market share jumped by 89.5 percent over the year — higher than any other smartphone maker — while ZTE’s share grew by 48.4 percent. Huawei is now ranked third among smartphone vendors with 10.8 million units shipped last quarter, ZTE dropped one spot to number five, on the strength of 9.5 million quarterly shipments …
It has been announced for almost a month already, and it is ZTE’s new showstopper. It boasts some impressive specs: a beautiful 5-inch 1080p display, a 1.5Ghz quad-core processor and a 13mp rear shooter using Konica Minolta optics. Its aluminum chassis is merely 7.6mm thick, which is extremely thin comparing to the other 5-inch smartphones. However, the downside is it’s not as cheap as like other handsets from Chinese manufacturers. It will set you back 3,456 yuan (US$550) for the aluminum model and 7,890 yuan (US$1,260) for the titanium version. If the price tag did not bother you, then you would have to wait until ZTE launches the device outside China. The time frame is not confirmed yet, but ZTE promised it’ll release sometimes in the first quarter of 2013 and the international version will have support for 4G LTE network. We have a photo gallery of the Nubia Z5 aluminum model to show you after the break.
The year of 2012, Chinese vendors gifted us many great quality smartphones on budget, allowing Chinese consumers to quit reliance on foreign brands like Samsung and Apple. Besides, some of device makers showed their ambition to go international in 2013. As the tech world is readying to talking about the fresh devices for 2013, it’s the time to sit back and look into the ten major handsets in China of last year. Hope you like it.
When HTC introduced the 5-inch 1080p display J-Butterfly, it was clear this would be the new high-spec standard for 2013, replacing the widely used 4.7-inch 720p screen. The latest company to join the party is ZTE (again …), they seems to be quite eager to unveil that Grand S beast smartphone. So much so in fact that the company jumped the gun and spilled some beans on its upcoming FHD 5-inch device ahead of its CES debut. ZTE says it will be the slimmest device at the party, measured at only 6.9-millimeter. The ZTE Z753, as it’s also known, is rumored to feature a quad-core CPU, 2GB RAM, 13-megapixel camera and run on Jelly Bean. We are wondering what is the connection between the Grand S and Nubia Z5, as both phablet has similar specification except for the thickness …
[UPDATE] Chinese smartphone sales are soaring right now and the country is set to surpass the US as the world’s largest smartphone market. Sino-Mr, a leading Chinese market research company, reveal that Chinese branded mobile phones (include 2G features phone and 3G smartphones) had captured over 70 percent of the domestic market share in terms of sales volume by the end of November. It means more and more Chinese consumers are willing to buy domestic phones. A total of 24.59 million mobile phones were sold in China in November, several brands reported a month-on-month growth of within 0.5 percentage points. The data also show us that 11.65 million mobile phones were sold through the telecoms operators …
Chinese people don’t have Christmas holiday like other foreign countries, they just keep working and working. So, don’t feel surprise to hear ZTE has just launched a 5-inch smartphone in Beijing, dubbed Nubia Z5. Its form factor are the same as HTC Droid DNA and OPPO Find 5, which also sports a 5-inch 1080p display. But there’s some features that make ZTE Nubia Z5 quite extraordinary: 7.6mm of thickness, a MIUI-like user interface, a new built-in camera app, supports LTE, and comes with a special version that made by titanium. Want to know more about it? All the details after the break.
Smartphone makers are getting insane of making 5-inch smartphone with 1080p display, so it should come as no surprise that China’s ZTE is, too. Call it “Nubia Z5″. It’s pretty similar to HTC Butterfly (known as HTC Droid DNA in U.S.) and Oppo Find 5 that opted a 5-inch Full HD display, quad-core 1.5 GHz Snapdrago S4 Pro APQ8064 chipset and 2GB of RAM. Rumors are saying ZTE’s Nubia Z5 will have a slim chassis measured at 7.6mm in thickness, meaning it should be thinner than OPPO Find 5 and HTC Butterfly! Isn’t that exciting?
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