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ZTE reveals two handsets before MWC starts

Updated Its first Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich offerings
Mon Feb 20 2012, 11:40

CHINESE SMARTPHONE UPSTART ZTE has announced two handsets ahead of Mobile World Congress (MWC).

The PF200 and N910 will be the firm's headliners at the show in Barcelona next week. Both will feature Google's Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system and LTE connectivity.

ZTE PF200 Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich Sartphone

He Shiyou, EVP of ZTE said, "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." he added.

The PF200 is the higher calibre of the two with a 4.3 inch qHD capacitive touchscreen and an 8MP camera. It will also come with digital living network alliance (DLNA), mobile high-definition link (MHL) and near field communications (NFC) technology.

ZTE has touted 1.2GHz and 1.5GHz chips in the devices but failed to say which phone has which and won't make it clear until MWC. We assume that the PF200 will get the faster of the two.

The N910 will be a slightly less impressive but still respectable handset. It will have a WVGA touchscreen, size unknown, a 5MP camera and DLNA technology. It will support only LTE, FDD, CDMA and EVDO spectrums, so we're not sure that it will tip up in the UK.

ZTE will reveal more details, hopefully including where they will be launched and how much they will cost, at MWC.

ZTE has come back to us to helpfully clear up the processor confusion. As we predicted, the PF200 has the 1.5GHz and the N910 has the 1.2GHz chip. µ


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