ZTE to unleash quad-core flagship smartphone at MWC

ZTE is hoping to make some big waves over in Barcelona next week at Mobile World Congress. The Chinese company has already come clean with three of the handsets that it will be showing off at the Spanish expo and has now indicated that there will be eight new devices in total, including "a major new quad-core flagship handset".

We've already been teased with details of the the ZTE PF200, the ZTE N910 and the ZTE Mimosa X - a trio of Android Ice Cream Sandwich devices that will be officially unveiled at the show.

The PF200 has a 4.3-inch QHD capacitive touch screen, a 1.5GHz chipset, an 8-megapixel camera and a 1080p HD front facing camera for video calling. The N910 probably won't reach the UK thanks to its LTE FDD, CDMA and EVDO spectrum range but is not quite as attractive as the PF200, with a WVGA (800x480) capacitive touch screen and a 5-megapixel camera.

The Mimosa X boasts an Icera 450 modem, a 960x540 pixel resolution 4.3-inch display, a 5-megapixel autofocus camera, Dolby sound and DLNA features with the Tegra 2 dual core chipset handling video and graphics.

But it's the quad-core action of the new flagship that will win ZTE the most attention. ZTE has also stated that it's not all Android action, there will be Windows Phone fun too.

"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," said He Shiyou, EVP and head of the Terminals Division at ZTE.

"ZTE returns at least ten per cent 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."

Pocket-lint will, of course, be out in Barcelona in force covering all the MWC news as it breaks so be sure to check back during the show for more news from ZTE and all the other major players.



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