ZTE to launch budget quad-core phones at MWC?

February 17th, 2012

ZTE BladeZTE could be about to take on HTC and Samsung with its own quad-core devices, Digitimes has suggested, which could see a launch at MWC this month.

According to the Digitimes report, the Orange San Francisco-makers are planning to use Nvidia’s quad-core Tegra 3 processor in future devices, as well as the firm’s lower-spec dual-core Tegra 2 chipset. These devices, if previous ZTE release are anything to go by, will be aggressively priced against higher-end devices such as the mooted HTC One X smartphone – which could manage to woo potential customers.

“Facing competition from first-tier players such as Qualcomm, Samsung Electronics, Texas Instruments (TI) as well as Intel and AMD, Nvidia sees China-based players as potential clients for 2012 and has been making visits to these players,” the report states.

The report also mentions that Huawei will be making use of the Tegra 3 chip too, which we’ve also seen with the leaked Huawei Ascend D1 Q, which leads us to believe this report is accurate. Details of ZTE’s first quad-core devices are yet to hit the online blogosphere, though, although we’re expecting to hear more over the next couple of weeks.

[Source: Digitimes]