ZTE U9810 for China Mobile comes with 4 GB of RAM, LTE support

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.

ZTE U9810 specs

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.

Author: Vlad Bobleanta

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  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Atty-Halmágyi/100001770630008 Atty Halmágyi

    There is NO need for 4 GB of RAM. What smart phones need, is a GREAT battery life, applications, good software, good screen, good camera, and good hardware of course.

  • Vivghkl

    Actually, 4GB of RAM will be necessary for phablets which will play an increasing part of the marketshare next year but for the regular sized 5 inchers, 2GB of RAM will be the limit. You can bet your bottom dollar that 6-6.5 inch monsters/Tablets boasting S800 snapdragons or even Tegra 5/Exynos 6 will have massive graphical horsepower and possible screen resolutions that go up to 1200p, for these screen resolutions 2GB of RAM will probably be suffice but for heavy handed gaming and multitasking and 1080p video at more than 30fps in multiple windows will definitely require the increased usage of RAM, Android 5.0 is rumoured to consume less RAM so we’ll see where this goes.

    Remember a year ago, folks like yourselves said there was no need for more than 1GB of RAM, oh how the market changes and how the so called ‘experts’ and critics soon fall back on their words and want it as the next big thing, look at what nearly 100% of the higher end market consists of, a MINIMUM of 2GB of RAM to support 1080p displays.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Atty-Halmágyi/100001770630008 Atty Halmágyi

    If we are talking about Tablets, maybe 2 GB would be not enough, but for smart phones with 5, 5.3 inch are enough.

  • Vivghkl

    Nope, the line between phones and tablets is drawing thin. OEMs invest far more in phones which is by far the much larger market than tablets, the far more important market will always be phones. With the exception of the Surface and IPad, tablets have become an afterthought where many manufacturers save their best bit of kit for phablets which are now increasingly nearing the 7 inch mark. The soon to be introduction of flexible screens in 3 years will further blur that line, where the phone will eventually morph into a tablet. These hulking pieces of 10 inch slabs are becoming dinosaurs without cellular connectivity, the phone will always be first to receive more than an amount of RAM, always the first to receive eight core A15 Set ups and in case you haven’t noticed, 1080p screens are now more of a priority on the phone/phablet than they are with mid sized tablets whose screen res struggle past 720p or even qHD.