Rumors Swirl Around New Phones from ZTE
While the iPhone 4S and iOS 5 were the big news of last year for Apple (News - Alert), Ice Cream Sandwich is looking like the story of 2012 for Android (News - Alert). The list of phones that is adopting what is actually version 4.0 of the Android operating system has been coming out in dribs and drabs for the last few months. Android owners have been rushing out to see if their phone will either have ICS or whether they can afford to buy one that will.
Now a company that has been quite quiet recently may be joining the fray. Chinese smartphone maker ZTE (News - Alert) announced back in December that they would be offering up a line of smartphones that operated on Android in the United States this year. Yesterday ZTE announced that they were going to be bringing two new Android-based phones to Mobile World Congress (News - Alert), and many are hoping that these phones running Ice Cream Sandwich will come to the States.
The new devices are being called ZTE PF200 and ZTE N910, but the two phones should be picking up new names in the coming months. The PF200 will have a 4.3-inch HD display and a screen resolution of 540x960. This model will feature an 8-megapixel camera in the back and a front-facing camera as well (though the power of this camera is unknown). This particular phone will have all the usual bells and whistles as well, including an LTE (News - Alert) connection.
While other details have not yet been released, we also know that one of the phones will have a 1.2ghz chipset while the other will boast a 1.5ghz chipset. ZTE hasn't announced which is which, and at the moment there aren't much of any details out on what exactly the N910 will offer up to consumers. While ZTE is planning to bring these two phones to the Mobile World Congress, the company also hasn't said whether these are, in fact, the models that will land in the U.S.
Edited by Tammy Wolf