ZTE will launch the world’s first gigabit LTE smartphone at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona.
In a statement, the company said, “The ZTE Gigabit phone will revolutionize connectivity with a new standard of download speeds, 1Gbps, bringing a qualitative leap to a new world of mobile experience by making 360-degree panoramic VR video, instant Cloud storage, entertainment upgrades and fast cache of ultra Hi-Fi music and movies possible.”
The smartphone will allow download speeds of up to 1 gigabit per second.
The device is likely to be powered by the latest Snapdragon 835 processor that features an integrated X16 LTE modem for gigabit class LTE connectivity.
Qualcomm’s X16 LTE modem, which was announced earlier this year, is a successor to its X12 modem. The X16 supports download speeds of up to 600 Mbps.
“With several Gigabit LTE networks expected to be rolled out around the globe in 2017 and increasing use of 802.11ad, the Snapdragon 835 is designed to empower a new generation of connected experiences in the areas of VR/AR, infinite cloud storage, rich entertainment and instant apps,” Qualcomm said in a press statement.
ZTE will be showcasing new smartphones under the Blade series, and will also come up with the updated version of the “Axon 7, with Google’s Daydream and latest Android 7.0 Nougat.