ZTE reveals a pair of new Ice Cream Sandwich smartphones ahead of MWCAlex Wagner - Senior News Editor
Mobile World Congress may not be kicking off for another week, but it seems that ZTE just couldn't wait until then to take the wraps off of some of its new Android smartphones. This morning ZTE announced the PF200 and the N910, both of which are powered by Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. In addition to Google's latest dessert, the PF200 (above) packs a 4.3-inch qHD (960x540) touchscreen, 8-megapixel shooter, 1080p front-facing shooter, NFC and what ZTE says is support for "all the main LTE, UMTS and GSM spectrums." ZTE's announcement doesn't come straight out and say what kind of processor each phone is packing, saying only that they have "1.2GHz and 1.5GHz chipsets."
Next up is the N910, which features an 800x480 display of an unknown size. It's also got a 5-megapixel camera, 1080p front-facing camera and radios that ZTE says will "work across LTE FDD, CDMA and EVDO spectrums." You can find an image of the N910 below.
Sounds like a decent pair of Android handsets. Obviously there are still a few details that ZTE has yet to spill, like when the PF200 and N910 will be released and if they'll be coming to U.S. shores, but it's good to see the company prepping some phones that'll pack Ice Cream Sandwich out of the box. ZTE says that the two devices will be shown at MWC later this month, so we'll update you with more information on them when we get it. The press release announcing the two phones is available for your perusal down below.
ZTE to announce two new LTE handsets at Mobile World Congress
New LTE handsets to have 1.2GHz and 1.5GHz chipsets
20 February 2011, Shenzhen, China – ZTE Corporation (“ZTE”) (H share stock code: 0763.HK / A share stock code: 000063.SZ), a publicly-listed global provider of telecommunications equipment and network solutions, is planning to launch two new LTE handsets running Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) with 1.2GHz and 1.5GHz chipsets at the forthcoming Mobile World Congress telecoms industry show in Barcelona.
The PF200 smart phone will have a 4.3 inch QHD capacitive touch screen, with an 8MP camera and 1080p front facing camera for video calling. The handset will work across all the main LTE, UMTS and GSM spectrums, and will come with Bluetooth 2.1, GPS, WiFi, A-GPS, digital living network alliance (DLNA) compatibility, mobile high-definition link (MHL) for connecting to home audio and video devices, and near field communications (NFC) capability.
The N910 handset will work across LTE FDD, CDMA and EVDO spectrums. It has a WVGA (800 x 480) capacitive touch screen, with 5MP autofocus and flash camera with a 1080p front facing camera for video calling. Features will include GPOS, WiFi, Bluetooth and DLNA capability.
“These LTE devices are the fore-runners of a wide range of LTE devices ZTE will bring to the market in the coming months, and as more and more LTE networks come on stream,” said Mr. He Shiyou,Executive Vice President and Head of the Terminal Division of ZTE. “They will be feature products – among a very wide range of devices on display at the ZTE stand at Mobile World Congress 2012.”
ZTE will be on stand B145 in Hall 8 at Mobile World Congress 2012 which takes place at the Fira exhibition site in Barcelona, Spain from March 27-30.
Via Android Central