4G-capable mobile networks are not expected to see mass deployment any time soon, but if anything, it is clear that smartphone manufacturers are already gunning up to ensure that their products will be capable of taking advantage of such wireless communication technology when 4G networks are eventually made available to consumers. And from the looks of it, ZTE has no plans in being left behind in the race to offer 4G-capable handsets, for the Chinese smartphone OEM has just unveiled a new 4G-capable smartphone for China Mobile.
ZTE has unveiled its new 4G-capable smartphone in China for China Mobile. The new handset, was unveiled at the Universiade sporting event in Shenzhen and has yet to be named, is claimed to be designed to play nice with the 4G TD-LTE network that is currently undergoing large-scale tests in China.
Not much about ZTE's new smartphone has been released at this point of time, but according to a report published by Shanzai.com, the device will feature a 3.5-inch touchscreen display, although other details about its hardware, such as the processor used to power it, along with the amount of memory and internal flash storage, remains a mystery. However, what we do know is that the smartphone will reportedly feature radios that are compatible with the TD-LTE 4G network, along with the 3G TD-SCDMA and GSM networks.
Lastly, Shanzai.com's report also claims that the unnamed smartphone from ZTE will be preloaded with version 2.3 of the Android operating system, although it is not known whether ZTE will provide an upgrade path for newer versions of Android.
No details about pricing and availability for ZTE's new smartphone has been announced at this point of time.