Upcoming ZTE device could be the first to sport LTE-capable MediaTek CPU, leak shows
According to leaked information coming out of China, the very first smartphone to feature MediaTek’s first LTE-capable processor will be made by ZTE.
MediaTek unveiled the MT6595 true octa-core chipset with 4G LTE support back in December, and it was supposed to be out in shipping devices at the beginning of this year. That still hasn’t happened, though, but it’s apparently going to – and pretty soon.
What you see below is an upcoming ZTE smartphone which may be the first in the world to use MediaTek’s 4G capable chip. It doesn’t have a name yet (or it simply hasn’t been leaked), but it could be part of the Chinese company’s RedBull-branded lineup, comprising of cheap yet decently specced offerings (a la Xiaomi’s wares or Huawei’s Honor sub-brand).
The handset comes with a 5-inch 720p HD touchscreen, the aforementioned processor, 2 GB of RAM, an 8 MP rear camera, a 5 MP front camera, 16 GB of internal storage, and a 2,300 mAh battery.
If it will in fact be part of the RedBull line, then we should probably expect it to be priced somewhere between 799 and 999 yuan (that’s around $128 to $160 at the current exchange rates). And unfortunately that means we aren’t likely to see it being officially sold anywhere but in China.