ZTE is hard at work on a new flagship device featuring a mind-bogglingly powerful (and potentially unnecessary) eight-core processor, a China Times report claims.
According to sources abreast of the Chinese phone-maker’s plans, ZTE has partnered with fabless semiconductor company MediaTek to develop the handset, currently, and suitably, known only as Apache.
Aside from eight processor cores to play with, the Apache will also purportedly bring a full HD (1080p) display of unspecified size, a 13-megapixel camera and 4G connectivity – matching like-for-like almost every mooted features of the Samsung Galaxy S4 so far.
It’s certainly more powerful and impressive-sounding than anything ZTE, or any other manufacturer for that matter, has put out to date. Assuming it’s even authentic, a device packing such powerful specs could finally put ZTE in the limelight as a bona fide contender against the smartphone heavyweights.
No word yet as to when the Apache may be officially announced, but if we were betting types, the Mobile World Congress in late February is probably the earliest we can expect it.
Keep ‘em peeled for more ZTE news and announcements in the weeks to come.
Source: China Times via UnwiredView