A Preview of the ZTE Libra
ZTE has recently announced that it'll be bringing its affordable handsets directly to Blighty, which means you'll no longer have to opt for network-locked models. The ZTE Libra will be one of the first of these handsets to hit the UK, and will supposedly arrive sporting a "competitive price-tag".
The Libra will also arrive running the latest version of Google's OS: Android 2.3.4 (Gingerbread). This'll equip it with all the latest UI refinements, alongside support for Google's Talk application. Much like the flagship Nexus S handset its 3.5-inch (480 x 800) touchscreen will come 'un-skinned', which means you won't be kept waiting for those next-gen Android updates.
On its rear, the ZTE Libra sports a 5 megapixel autofocus camera, although its lack of flash ahd HD video means its not on par with its big-name rivals. However, you'll also find the usual Android media goodies, including a built-in music player, an FM radio, and access to the Android Market.
Other specifications include a 600MHz processor, up to 32GB of expandable memory, and all the usual connectivity options (Bluetooth, HSDPA, WiFi).
The handset's pricing and release date is still to be confirmed, although it's expected to drop in Blighty in Summer 2011.
A full review will be published here once the phone has been released.
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ZTE Libra Specifications
114mm x 56.5mm x 12.1mm
Full capacitive touch screen
Type: TFT LCD
Size: 3.5 inches
Resolution: 480 x 800
External: microSD up to 32GB
A-GPS with maps
Wi-Fi: IEEE 802.11 b/g/n
Audio: 3.5mm stereo jack
Data: Standard microUSB
GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
A2DP for wireless stereo headsets
5.0 megapixel camera
1300p Video Recording
Radio: FM with RDS
Audio supported formats
Playback: MP3, AAC, MIDI, WAV, AMR
Video supported formats
Playback: MP4, H.264, H.263