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ZTE is set to announce its 5G-compatible 'Gigabit' LTE smartphone at MWC 2017

5G making its way. 

By Sudhanshu Singh | Feb 17, 2017, 01.52 PM IST
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While we are still trying to move to 4G network, Chinese network tech giant ZTE has announced that the company will will be unveiling one the first gigabit LTE smartphone. The launch will take place at the Mobile World Congress ( MWC ) in Barcelona later this month.

"The ZTE Gigabit phone will revolutionize connectivity with a new standard of download speeds, 1Gbps, bringing a qualitative leap to a new world of mobile experience by making 360-degree panoramic VR video, instant Cloud storage, entertainment upgrades and fast cache of ultra Hi-Fi music and movies possible," the company said in a statement on Friday.

The first devices to have the gigabit LTE support were showcased 2016, when Qualcomm joined with Netgear, Telstra, and Ericsson. In the beginning of this year, the widely known chip maker Qualcomm announced that its gigabit LTE supporting X16 modem will be baked in its next flagship chipset Snapdragon 835.

The company has not unveiled any other detail about the upcoming device yet, but it will be interesting to see what comes ahead. No doubt, ZTE will set a milestone by bringing one of the first smartphone with gigabit LTE that supports such insane speed.

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ZTE will be showcasing some other devices at the MWC, including a range of devices adding up to company’s well known Blade series. It will also come up with the updated version of the “Axon 7” with Google’s Daydream and latest Android 7.0 Nougat.

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