Exclusive: ZTE Has An Impressive Roadmap for 2014: Smartwatch, Octa Core Phone for MWC 2014 And More


The year of the end is fast approaching, and like every manufacturer - ZTE is gearing up to launch slew of devices in the coming months. Yes, today at a media briefing organised by ZTE in Delhi, GizBot got to know that the China-based tech firm is gearing up to release phenomenal devices at the upcoming Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2014.

A senior executive over at ZTE India revealed the details of the future devices expected to be launched at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2014.

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Exclusive: ZTE Has An Impressive Roadmap for 2014


ZTE Smartwatch - MWC 2014 Launch

The Wall Street Journal recently reported that ZTE will launch a smartwatch in the first quarter of next year, followed by availability in China the second quarter. Well, today GizBot also got to know some juicy details in respect to the so-called "ZTE smartwatch."

The company official confirmed that ZTE will uncover the smartwatch at the Mobile World Congress (MWC). Meanwhile, the source was not able to disclose any details on the model no or specifications of the upcoming smartwatch.

But he confirmed the smartwatch will run the latest Android operating system. When asked whether the smartwatch will run the Android 4.4 Kitkat OS, he did not reply to our answer. Thus, it is safe to say that ZTE is indeed coming up with a smartwatch in the coming months.

ZTE Octa-Core Smartphone In The Making

The senior executive over at ZTE India also disclosed that the company might bring an Octa-Core smartphone at the MWC tech show next year. The phone will be powered by latest MediaTek Octa-Core chipset. He informed that the handset is currently being testing, hence "the powerful beast should be launched in next six months."

Besides, nothing much is known about ZTE's upcoming Octa-Core smartphone except that it would be stuffed with a MediaTek Octa-Core SoC.


ZTE Ultra HD Smartphone Coming in 2015

What if Samsung is preparing a 4K UHD display smartphone by 2015? Worry not? Chinese major ZTE could announce its first Ultra high definition (UHD) by 2015. The executive told us that the global announcement is pegged for 2015.

ZTE is currently testing two or three handsets having an UHD displays. The screen sizes range anywhere between 5 and 5.5-inches. These days an average high-end smartphone comes with a resolution of (1920 x 1080) pixels. Now, imagine a smartphone having a resolution of 2,560×1,440 pixels. Isn't it crazy?

ZTE Planning A Smartphone With Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 SoC?

The Snapdragon 805 processor is capable of delivering Ultra HD (4K ) resolution. Moreover, the Adreno 420 GPU is capable enough to boost 40 % more graphics performance compared to the Snapdragon 800 SoC. Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 is the most powerful System-on-a-chip (SoC) in its Snapdragon line-up.

GizBot got exclusive information from an insider over at ZTE India. ZTE's first phone using the Snapdragon 805 SoC will be revealed at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) early next year. The handset will have a 5.5-inch display.

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India Plans

At the same time, ZTE has officially announced the massive retail expansion plan with an investment of USD 10 million in 2014, where the company is targeting USD 800 million revenues in next one year.

As a part of its massive retail expansion plans, the company also inaugurated its new exclusive experience zone in Gurgaon and will invest USD 10 million in marketing and branding initiatives in India. Also, realizing an upward trend in the e-Commerce segment the company will soon open an online store to address the needs of its growing customer base.

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