ZTE Corporation, a leading global provider of telecommunications equipment and network solutions, announced the launch of their first single-chip LTE smartphone, the Grand X LTE (T82), at CommunicAsia2012. The new smartphone will be available in Asia Pacific and Europe in third quarter 2012. There’s no word on the pricing yet, but expect it to launch soon either through ZTE or through a brand like Spice or Lava. The Grand X LTE (T82) phone uses the latest MSM8960 chip from Qualcomm, which is based on advanced 0.28nm technology. When compared to most phone models available in the marketplace, the single-chip model is faster and more energy efficient.
Single chip solution makes it more energy efficient
The Grand X is Wi-Fi capable and runs Android 4.0. It’s powered by a 1.5GHz dual-core CPU, an 8 megapixel main camera that supports 1080p HD video shooting and playback and a front camera that supports 720p HD video calls. The phone also packs in a 1900mAh large-capacity battery for more than a days worth of battery life. The Grand X LTE (T82) also has a button less design, which means you’ll have to use the onscreen buttons, like the Galaxy Nexus. “We are the first company to use the single-chip solution in a handset,” said Mr. He Shiyou, Executive Vice President, and Head of the Terminal Handset Division, ZTE. “The Grand series products are our high-end flagship offerings this year. ZTE aims to enhance its profile in the high-end market with the Grand series of smart terminals.”
In addition to the Grand X LTE (T82), ZTE also displayed their other LTE products at CommunicAsia. These include the V96A LTE tablet, the world’s first TD-LTE/EDGE multi-band UFi product – the MF91 and the MF821 LTE wireless network card. The V96A will be available in Europe and Asia Pacific in third quarter 2012. ZTE began investing heavily in LTE devices in 2008. The company now holds seven percent of all global LTE patents among vendors. In addition, ZTE recently won the Best LTE Device Award at the LTE World Summit 2012, the highest industry honour in that field. All ZTE LTE terminal products displayed at CommunicAsia2012 will also appear at the Mobile Asia Expo 2012 on June 20-22 in Shanghai.
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