Apple, Huawei, Sony and ZTE. The report shows all smartphones vendors as having shipped 219.4 million units during Q4 2012.
ZTE have been hitting the 5-inch form factor quite hard as of late. After just recently announcing their new flagship ZTE Grand S 5-inch 1080p smartphone, we're now seeing a similarly designed budget device that is set to dominate the Chinese markets. It's called the ZTE V987 and we have additional details after the break.
ZTE announced the Grand S smartphone during CES, except at that time, they were pretty vague about where the handset would be released. ZTE did mention that it would be available first for those in China. The availability would begin in Q1 2013, however after that -- other release markets remained a mystery.
ZTE having officially unveiled the Nubia Z5 smartphone, the rumor mill has kicked back into effect with details of a slightly larger Nubia branded handset. The latest rumors, which are coming by way of GizChina are calling for a 6.3-inch display. The handset is the Nubia Z7 and the oversized display seems to be only one of the high-end specs.
ZTE has been sharing the details slowly about what they had in store here for CES 2013, and today we ran down to their booth to get a quick hands-on with their new and impressive 5-inch phablet. The device is called the ZTE Grand S as well as a Grand S LTE and the name certainly lives up to the expectations. Check out this Jelly Bean powerhouse smartphone below.
CES earlier this morning, we learned that Nuance had added some new features to Swype. And more recently we have learned that Nuance has partnered with ZTE. The ZTE partnership is described as being multi-year, but really means that ZTE smartphone users will have the power of voice thanks to Nuance.
ZTE has been a fairly talked about name lately. We have seen the Z5 which was announced late in December and the Grand S which is going to be unveiled during CES. Both of these devices have a 5-inch display, however it looks like ZTE is getting ready to push things a little larger -- straight into phablet territory.
announcing the handset on January 8. That bit we do know, however up until this point, most of the details have been nothing more than rumor. Granted, those rumors do make the handset seem interesting, however we can only put so much hope into rumors.
FCC filing leaves little mystery as to where this handset is heading. In short, it is looking like T-Mobile is going to be bringing the ZTE Grand X to the US market. That said, we have the specs but nothing in terms of when the handset may come available.
ZTE was expected to release the Nubia Z5 a short while back, however a last minute change pushed that release back. The new release date was pushed to December 26, and well, that day seems to have arrived and so has details for the release. In short, the ZTE Nubia Z5 smartphone has been officially announced for those in China.