Out of the rush of new phone announcements coming out of Mobile World Congress, ZTE (zte.com.cn) has captured the essence of plugging HD voice early and often in its rollout of new mobile handsets targeted at worldwide markets.
Leading the pack is the ZTE Era, a 7.8 mm thick device incorporating NVIDIA’s Tegra 3 quad-core processor and a NVIDIA Icera 450 HSPA+ modem. In addition to HD voice support and Dolby sound, there’s a 4.3 inch QHD 960×540 pixels screen, 8 GB of expandable memory and Android 4.0. Era will launch in Europe and China in the second half of 2012.
The PF112 HD – no doubt to be named something better later — also features the NVIDIA Tegra 3 quad-core processor along with a 4.5 inch 1280 x720 display and HD voice support.
The ZTE Orbit is the company’s second Windows Phone smartphone, equipped with HD voice, 4GB of memory, the latest version of Windows Phone and a 5 MP camera. Orbit will be available in the second quarter of this year.
ZTE also showed off LTE devices and said it would be making handsets and tablets for the full range of wireless networks: LTE, CDMA/EVDO, and GSM/UTMS.