ZTE is planning big things for 2014. It seems as though they want to up their smartphone shipments 50%, from 40 million to 60 million. Those are worldwide deliveries, which ZTE will fight while a battle back home heats up.
ZTE did a bit of pre-CES teasing so we knew some of what they were planning to unveil. They had a new smartphone, and phablet as well as their entry into the wearable space. The ZTE wearable is a smartwatch and it is called the BlueWatch. We made sure to head over to the ZTE booth to spend a few minutes playing and were greeted with somewhat of a clunky and Pebble-like design.
We're no strangers to gadgets that try to do everything. After all, smartphones have mostly evolved to become just that. But there are just some things that leave you scratching your head and the ZTE Projector Hotspot unveiled at CES 2014 could be one of them.
Modular smartphones might be a thing, or maybe it will just be a passing fascination. Whatever the outcome may be, ZTE is ready to dive into the modular smartphone game with the Eco-Mobius that it is showcasing here at CES 2014 in Las Vegas.
ZTE has offered a bit of a teaser in terms of what could be expected during CES. At the time they had said they were planning to bring a wide array of devices and while that included everything from a smartwatch to phablet, the list also included the next model of the Grand S, the ZTE Grand S II, which was just announced with lots of voice control.
ZTE already dropped a bit of a teaser in terms of what can be expected during CES, however it looks like another handset has surfaced. This latest is called the ZTE Blade G LTE and judging from the pictures included in the FCC filing -- this one will be heading towards AT&T. We obviously need an official announcement for the compete picture, however the filing did include the user manual which gave some of the basics.
The mobile system-on-chip market might soon get a bit more competitive, if not more diverse. ZTE is believed to be the latest device manufacturer who will be making its own processor to ship in its devices. It will even be an octa-core chip.
ZTE has become the latest company to drop some teasers ahead of CES. The show officially opens on January 7th, however there are some events that will take place a bit sooner. And while we have yet to learn when ZTE plans to make their announcements, we do have a good idea of what can be expected.
Smartwatches appear to have found a niche following, but that doesn't seem to have stopped newcomers from trying to make their presence known. There is the Pebble as well as Samsung Galaxy Gear, Qualcomm Toq and at least a handful of others -- both available and in development. Not to mention, the ones that are still in rumor. Anyway, it looks as if ZTE is prepping a smartwatch of their own.
Following a series of rumors and leaks, ZTE officially unveiled the nubia Z5S and Z5S mini at an event earlier in the month. ZTE offered details on the specs and pricing at the time and while we had a good idea of how the phones would perform based on the hardware, some still prefer to see the benchmarks so they can better compare to other devices. In this case, it looks like benchmarks for the nubia Z5S mini have recently surfaced.