ZTE, a company who has had increasing growth as a handset provider globally, has announced a new flagship Android device at Mobile World Congress. ZTE has had a 50% growth increase over the course of 2010, shipping over 9 million devices last year. This makes ZTE one of the top 5 handset vendors, as noted by He Shiyou, the Chinese company’s Executive Vice President and Director.
ZTE has confirmed to thedroidguy.com that they have plans to bring their upper level smartphones to the United States in Q2. With the ZTE Skate, the new Android device they plan to launch globally in May, the company plans to start selling smartphones at lower prices. The ZTE Skate is set to feature an 800 mhz processor, 5 mp camera, and an “HD display”. The device is also going to be running Android 2.3 Gingerbread.
The company is also planning on releasing more than just smartphones this year as well. They have also showcased 3 of their Light Tablets, which are running Android 3.0 Honeycomb. All of these devices are being showcased by ZTE this week. Keep your eye on ZTE this year, as they are planning on releasing a lot of Android products globally.