I’m not sure what it is with smartphones makers, but it seems some of them just can’t hold on to their Mobile World Congress announcements. LG has already jumped the gun to unveil its Optimus Vu and Optimus LTE Tag, and now ZTE has announced two new smartphones of its own, both of which will ship with Ice Cream Sandwich.
The Chinese company hasn’t quite revealed all there is to know about these devices, but we have a good idea what you can expect. The first of the two is called the N910 (below), which features a WVGA (800 x 480) capacitive touchscreen, a 5-megapixel rear-facing camera, and LTE connectivity. This appears to be an mid-range device that will remain exclusive to the U.S., with no support for GSM networks.
It’s the PF200 (top) that appears to be the most exciting of the two. This handset features a 4.3-inch qHD display, a 1.5GHz processor, an 8-megapixel rear-facing camera, and a front-facing camera that is reportedly capable of full 1080p high-definition video calls. There’s also Bluetooth 2.1, NFC capabilities, and LTE, UMTS, and GSM connectivity.
He Shiyou, executive vice president and head of the Terminal Division of ZTE, said the company’s new devices are just the beginning of a wide-range of smartphones ZTE has up its sleeve:
“These LTE devices are the fore-runners of a wide range of LTE devices ZTE will bring to the market in the coming months, as more and more LTE networks come on stream. They will be feature products – among a very wide range of devices on display at the ZTE stand at Mobile World Congress 2012.”
ZTE is yet to unveil release dates or pricing for either of these products, but we’ll hear a lot more about them from Mobile World Congress next week.