The details remain light, however ZTE has recently begun teasing an oversized Windows Phone smartphone. And by oversized, this one could make the Galaxy Note seem on the smaller side. The ZTE Windows Phone is said to have a 5.9-inch display.
According to a new leak, Sprint will release the ZTE Flash, also known as the Sprint Flash, on November 11 for $129.99 with a two-year contract. The Flash boasts a 4.5-inch HD IPS display and is powered by a 1.2GHz Snapdragon S4 dual-core processor.
Back in July, we reported on the upcoming ZTE Flash. After that, the phone seemed to promptly disappear. Now it’s back on the radar, although it has had its name changed to the Sprint Flash.
While ZTE’s smartphone sales are expected to top off at around 25 million, 10 million less than predicted, it seems to take more than that to take the wind out of the company’s sails. ZTE has announced that it expects to sell 50 million smartphones in 2013.
Although we don’t have psychic abilities as far as we know of, we were ready to bet that ZTE was going to counter Huawei’s newly unveiled 5-inch Ascend D2 phablet with a super-phone of its own soon. It only took around 24 hours or so for that to happen, so we’re proud to have been proved right and to be able to present to you the ZTE Z5.
Thought you’ll never see the words “quad-core phone” and “budget-friendly” used in the same sentence? Well, think again, because ZTE is getting ready to release a super-snappy and ultra-cheap Android smartphone… in China.
Samsung’s dominance over the global smartphone market has stopped being a surprise for a while now, but what may shock you is the pace at which the Android king is continuing to grow. According to a new report conducted by IDC, Sammy has doubled its shipments in just a year, capturing a whopping 31.3% of the worldwide market share in Q3 2012.
Last week a report from the U.S. House Intelligence Committee accused Chinese manufacturers Huawei and ZTE of being a threat to national security. Both companies were quick to deny the claims, but a number of complaints have emerged in the days following the report and suspicions of Chinese espionage will be investigated further.
Ask your parents what Americans thought of Russia when they were growing up. Chances are you’ll hear horrible stories about communism, nuclear weapons, and espionage. After the collapse of the USSR in 1991, America stopped being scared of Mother Russia. The new enemy became China.
Although it did threaten to take the Western tech world by storm during 2012 with several high-end phones and tablets, ZTE is still keeping a somewhat low profile outside Asia. The only new handhelds we’ve seen from the company in the past couple of months have been decent looking budget-friendly devices with low-end specs.