Posts Tagged ‘ZTE’
@evleaks has done it again. Previously, it leaked the Google Nexus 4, which was right on the money. Recently, it leaked the 5-inch HTC Deluxe, which is said to be a European version of the HTC Droid DNA. Now, the Twitter account has leaked the ZTE Grand X Pro.
Unlike most of the leaks by the Twitter account, this most recent leak doesn’t come with enough details. However, if its name is anything to go by, the Grand X Pro will be the follow-up of the Grand X. The Grand X sports 4.3-inch touchscreen and a dual-core processor, which didn’t do very well due to the arrival of today’s quad-core flagships such as the HTC One X and the Samsung Galaxy S3.
Compared to the Grand X’s 4.3-inch display, the Grand X Pro looks to sport a bigger screen probably a little bit shy of 5 inches. Since ZTE has added ‘Pro’ to the name, we’re likely to see more powerful specs compared to its predecessor.
When it comes to hardware, the Grand X packed a 1GHz dual-core processor, which is nothing compared to what today’s smartphones has to offer. We’re guessing the Grand X Pro will sport at least a 1.5GHz dual-core processor. It may even sport a quad-core processor.
At this point, we still don’t know what version of Android the handset will run. Since the Grand X shipped running Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich), we’re guessing the X Pro will run at least Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean).
Although the ZTE Grand X wasn’t as popular as other Android-powered handsets, it was dirt cheap. Hopefully, the X Pro will be as affordable as the Google Nexus 4 at only £240 via Google Play.
As of now, this is all just speculation, so take this will a large dose of salt.
Interested to know more about the ZTE Grand X Pro? We’ll keep you posted once we know more.
ZTE is known for creating affordable Android handsets such as the Racer. Soon, it will be adding a new smartphone running Mozilla’s Firefox operating system.
Speaking to Reuters, ZTE’s spokesperson, David Dai Shu, said, “It’s all part of our wider plans to create a better balance of products using various operating systems. We won’t just rely on Android or Windows.”
ZTE failed to mention if their Firefox OS-powered handset is headed to the UK. It did, however, say that it is working with major network operators such as Telenor, Telefónica, Sprint, and Deutsche Telekom. Two of these run networks Orange, T-Mobile, EE, and O2. So it’s possible ZTE’s Firefox handset will be landing in the UK.
Mozilla’s Firefox OS is based on their first attempt on a mobile platform, Boot to Gecko. It is based on HTML5 and will be an open standard. Since its open source, it may attract more developers to create apps for the platform. Compared to Apple, developers are restricted to Apple App Store rules. This means that developers are required to use Apple-approved tools to create their apps, which are then subject to approval. Like Android, the Firefox OS gives developers the freedom to create apps any way they want for the platform.
It looks like we’ll be seeing another platform joining the ranks of Windows Phone, Android, and iOS. However, it remains to be seen if the new platform will turn out to be a success with a number of operating systems promising to offer an alternative but failed to compete against the top platforms.
Although the Firefox-powered device has a lot to prove, its affordability may attract buyers. ZTE is yet to announce pricing, but Telefonica did say that the then Boot to Gecko handset would be affordable. This suggests that the upcoming device will be affordable as well.
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It looks like ZTE (makers of the ZTE Racer) is planning to launch a gaming phone that rivals Sony’s XPERIA Play.
On Twitter, ZTE UK tweeted, “The countdown has begun! 6 days left until you can have one of the MOST ADVANCED GAMING SMARTPHONES in your hands!”
Sony was the first manufacturer to create a smartphone built around gaming. The Android handset sports a slide-out gamepad. Sadly, the device failed to win the hearts of the consumer. Will ZTE succeed where Sony has failed?
Although ZTE has not disclosed any details on their new device, its possible ZTE’s gaming phone will sport a quad-core processor just like the Samsung Galaxy S3 to attract buyers. The company will be launching an event in London next week. We’ll know by then what this new gaming phone has to offer.