A couple of days ago we told you that China Mobile, the world’s biggest carrier by number of subscribers, announced its first LTE-capable smartphones that are due to launch later this year when its next-gen network goes live. Like with the 3G tech it uses, China Mobile opted to go its own way with LTE too. As such, it uses the TD-LTE standard.
Among the phones announced at Mobile World Congress was the ZTE U9810. ‘Announced’ though is a bit much to say about this. There were decent amounts of details about some of these TD-LTE devices, while for the ZTE unit all we got was just the (extremely uninspiring) name.
Today though we got hold of what is a purported spec sheet for the U9810, courtesy of MyDrivers. And it turns out that this ZTE smartphone will be very special indeed. It will be the first phone ever to sport a whopping 4 GB of RAM.
2 GB is currently the norm for high-end devices, but 4 GB? That’s more than some computers can boast. So if you’ll get the ZTE U9810, you’re sure to never run out of memory for running apps. Multitasking heaven, some may call it.
Moving on, the phone should also come with a 5-inch touchscreen, which is to be expected in this day and age. However, strangely its resolution will be ‘vanilla’ HD only (720×1,280), and not Full HD (1,080×1,920) like all the recently announced flagships.
The processor running the show will be a yet-unnamed dual-core 1.7 GHz part. The U9810 will have a 13 MP rear camera, a 1 MP front camera, 16 GB of internal storage, a microSD card slot for expanding that, and it will run Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. Its dimensions will be 142×71.5×8.9 mm, and it will weigh 149.6 grams.
This handset will come with support for TD-LTE, FDD-LTE, TD-SCDMA (China Mobile 3G), WCDMA (HSPA 3G), and GSM. That said, it’s a bit unclear at this point if it will support all of these at once, or whether there will be multiple variants of the device with differing network support.
So the title of ‘worlds’s first smartphone with 4 GB of RAM’ has now been taken. Unless, that is, someone else manages to bring such a device to market before ZTE releases the U9810. Let’s be patient and see what happens.
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