Today, Chinese mobile phone maker ZTE announced the availability of their first smartphone powered by Google’s new Android 4.1 Jelly Bean operating system, the ZTE N880E.
The new device was designed to fit the needs of mobile phone users in China, and arrives on shelves with the Google Experience version of Jelly Bean, the handset vendor announced.
This is the third Android 4.1 Jelly Bean
smartphone in the world, the phone manufacturer notes, adding that it will soon be followed by other ZTE devices powered by the new platform release.
“Our aim is to provide the best quality customer experience for the best value, and the N880E is a great example of this,” said Mr. Kan Yulun, vice president and CTO of the Handset Division, ZTE.
“ZTE has an excellent relationship with Google and this, combined with our extensive R&D capabilities and our experience of customizing devices for partners around the world, means we are able to bring new technologies to market very quickly.”
The mobile phone arrives on shelves with a 4.0-inch touchscreen display, capable of delivering a WVGA resolution, and is powered by a 1GHz Qualcomm 7627A application processor.
The smartphone comes with 512MB of RAM, along with 4GB of internal memory, and a microSD memory card slot with support for up to 32GB of additional storage space.
also packs a 3.2-megapixel photo snapper on the back, capable of video recording, as well as CDMA2000 1x, EVDO Rev.A, 800MHz connectivity, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 2.1, GPS, GMS, FM, and A-GPS.
Measuring 119mm x 61mm x 10.4mm, the mobile phone packs a Li-ion 1650mAh battery inside.
“The ZTE N880E was originally launched in May 2012 running Android 2.3 and has already sold more than one million units,” ZTE also notes.
Android 4.1 Jelly Bean was made official late last month, with a great deal of enhancements and new features when compared to the previous platform releases.