The China-based company ZTE has a Windows tablet heading to the United States called the ZTE V98. The device was showcased by Intel, during a press event in San Francisco for the Clover Trail processor.
This is the same Windows 8-based tablet that phone marketing strategy manager Dennis Lui previewed on his account on the social network Sina Weibo along with several other Windows Phone 8 and Windows Phone 7.8 devices.
ZTE’s new Windows 8 tablet comes with a 10.1 inch display with a resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels. Its chassis is made of aluminum making it sturdy and lightweight at the same time. On top of the device, one would find volume controls, a screen orientation lock, and a power button. The tablet also has a bevelled edge.
Under the hood, the tablet has 64GB of ROM, 2GB of RAM, and 32GB of built-in storage capacity. This is still expandable through a microSD card slot that supports up to 64GB more. There is also an 8-megapixel rear camera onboard plus a 2-megapixel front camera, both of which are capable of recording video in 1080p quality.
For connectivity purposes, it has 802.11 b/g/n WiFi, GPS, and Bluetooth 4.0. Furthermore, the ZTE V98 has tri-band UMTS and quad-band GSM. It may also support LTE connectivity as well as NFC. The tablet is powered by a 7,000 mAh battery. The ZTE V98 weighs under 700 grams and measures only 8.9 mm in thickness. Its other features include an ambient light sensor, accelerometer, compass, and gyroscope.
Along with the ZTE V98, Intel likewise presented other tablets including the Lenovo ThinkPad 2, ASUS Tablet 810, Acer Iconia W510, Acer Iconia W700, HP Envy x2 , Samsung’s Series 5, and Dell Latitude 10. All of these devices are packed with new Atom SoC from Intel.
There is still no word on how much this new Windows 8-based device will cost. It is expected, however, to hit the market during the first quarter of next year.