On Monday, Chinese mobile phone maker ZTE made official a new Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich-based smartphone, the Grand X LTE (T82).
This is the first single-chip LTE smartphone from the company, destined to become available for purchase in various markets in Asia Pacific and Europe during the third quarter of the year.
The new Grand X LTE (T82) smartphone arrives on shelves with the latest MSM8960 chip from Qualcomm, which was designed on advanced 0.28nm technology.
According to the handset vendor
, their new single-chip model is expected to prove faster and more energy efficient than most mobile phones available on shelves today.
The Grand X LTE (T82) packs WiFi connectivity, along with a 1.5 GHz dual-core application processor inside, and it is powered by a 1900mAh large-capacity battery.
On the back, the new device sports an 8-megapixel photo snapper with support for 1080p HD video recording and playback, complemented by a front camera with support for 720p HD video calls. The handset also features a buttonless design.
"We are the first company to use the single-chip solution in a handset," said Mr. He Shiyou, executive vice president, and head of the terminal handset division, ZTE.
"The Grand series products are our high-end flagship offerings this year. ZTE aims to enhance its profile in the high-end market with the Grand series of smart terminals."
ZTE brought the new smartphone
to CommunicAsia 2012, where it showcased a series of other devices as well, including its V96A LTE tablet, the first TD-LTE/EDGE multi-band UFi product in the world - the MF91 -, and the MF821 LTE wireless network card.
"The telecommunications sector is changing rapidly," said Mr. He. "LTE is growing very fast in Asia and ZTE emphasizes technological development in this area. We believe 4G communications provides a tremendous opportunity for the telecommunications industry in Asia."