New Orleans - Chinese supplier ZTE displayed its V96 LTE Android tablet and flagship Era Android phone for the first time in the U.S. here at CTIA Wireless 2012, where the company promoted plans to bring a full series of 4G LTE devices to the U.S. in 2012.
The quad-core Era, shown at the Mobile World Congress in March, features HSPA+ technology, quad-core Nvidia Tegra 3 1.3GHz AP30 chipset, Android 4.0, 4.3-inch qHD 960 by 540 display, 8-megapixel camera and MHL port.
The V97 tablet, also shown at the Congress, features Android 4.0 OS; 4G HSPA+42Mbps and 4G LTE technology; dual-core 1.7GHz processor; 10.1-inch, 800 by 1,280 multitouch touchscreen with 149 pixels-per-inch density; 16GB embedded memory; 1GB RAM; Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n; 5-megapixel camera; and stereo Bluetooth. It does not have a memory card slot.
"ZTE will dramatically expand its smart-device capabilities and heighten its brand awareness in the United States in 2012," said He Shiyou, executive VP and head of the company's terminal handset division.
This year, ZTE expects to double its smartphone sales, and growth in the United States "will continue to be a leading contributor to the company's overall performance," the company added.
"The American market is on its way to becoming ZTE's largest handsets and mobile devices sales market, and we will continue the momentum by bringing our full series of 4G LTE devices to the market throughout the rest of 2012," added Lixin Cheng, CEO of ZTE USA and president of ZTE's North America region.