OK, it's true the ZTE phones have ICS, but the CPU specs in the article you cited are reversed from most other articles.
THAT link shows the exact same phones as my article, but with the specs reversed. IF true, that's very strange.
Why would ZTE make a phone with better screen (qHD touch screen), better rear camera (8 megapixel) and NFC (the hottest thing going) and only put in 1.2 GHh CPU -- while the phone with worse specs (WVGA capacitive touch screen, only a 5-megapixel camera) gets the faster 1.5 GHz CPU?
I think the phone with the lower specs gets the 1.2 GHz CPU... Most assume that, like this other article:
For those on a tighter budget, the N910 offers a more humble set of hardware specs (and a name that makes it sound a bit like a Nokia). ZTE has toned down several components, from the 1.2GHz processor to the 5MP rear-facing camera. Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and DLNA support are still included, but there’s no NFC capability here. The N910 also works on LTE FDD, CDMA, and EVDO network
Guess we'll find out next week in Barcelona!
I found the actual ZTE press release! You can see why there's some confusion. They don't actually say which phone gets which CPU chipset! ZTE also doesn't specify if the CPUs are single core or dual core. If they can't even write a press release correctly, how do you expect them to build a good smartphone?
ZTE to announce two new LTE handsets at Mobile World Congress 2012-02-20 New LTE handsets to have 1.2GHz and 1.5GHz chipsets
20 February 2011, Shenzhen, China – ZTE Corporation (“ZTE”) (H share stock code: 0763.HK / A share stock code: 000063.SZ), a publicly-listed global provider of telecommunications equipment and network solutions, is planning to launch two new LTE handsets running Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) with 1.2GHz and 1.5GHz chipsets at the forthcoming Mobile World Congress telecoms industry show in Barcelona.
The PF200 smart phone will have a 4.3 inch QHD capacitive touch screen, with an 8MP camera and 1080p front facing camera for video calling. The handset will work across all the main LTE, UMTS and GSM spectrums, and will come with Bluetooth 2.1, GPS, WiFi, A-GPS, digital living network alliance (DLNA) compatibility, mobile high-definition link (MHL) for connecting to home audio and video devices, and near field communications (NFC) capability.
The N910 handset will work across LTE FDD, CDMA and EVDO spectrums. It has a WVGA (800 x 480) capacitive touch screen, with 5MP autofocus and flash camera with a 1080p front facing camera for video calling. Features will include GPOS, WiFi, Bluetooth and DLNA capability.
“These LTE devices are the fore-runners of a wide range of LTE devices ZTE will bring to the market in the coming months, and as more and more LTE networks come on stream,” said Mr. He Shiyou,Executive Vice President and Head of the Terminal Division of ZTE. “They will be feature products – among a very wide range of devices on display at the ZTE stand at Mobile World Congress 2012.”
Plus, before this phone comes to MetroPCS it has to go to Sprint or Verizon first! (Remember Sprint is rolling out LTE, too.)
Plus, I wonder when Apple will start suing them, like all the other Android manufacturers?
yea i just read that later on yesterday and seems samsung is using a similiar cpu that apple uses for their products :O
The main added value of Samsung’s Hummingbird chipset, compared with the other current hardware platforms, though, is said to be in the graphics subsystem. It is built around a PowerVR SGX 540 core, and Samsung claims a theoretical processing of up to 90mln triangles per second. The 2D performance of the Hummingbird is better with an even larger margin – a billion pixels per second versus half a billion for the dual-core Snapdragon.
It is not entirely clear for us how the chipset manufacturers are reaching these speeds, but the end result is outstanding, and on par with what mobile gaming systems are achieving. The iPhone 3GS, however, has the previous version of the PowerVR chips, and still managed to run the most enticing 3D titles ever to appear on a small screen, so it is all up to game developers now to take advantage of the new raw speeds.
The 3GS successor, the iPhone 4, is having a custom designed chipset called A4, which is running the iPad as well. Samsung developed the Hummingbird platform based on intellectual property from Intrinsity, a processing solutions company that Apple bought last year for $121 mln to lock in the A4 exclusivity for its own mobile gadgets. Therefore, when dissected, both Hummingbird and A4 share a lot of commonalities, and we’d assume they are fairly similar in basic capabilities too.
As if to back up these suspicions, the Samsung Galaxy S with its US carrier versions, and the iPhone 4 occupy the top two places in the graphics GLBenchmark 1.1 test. The acquisition of the fast chip designers by Apple hasn't severed the ties with Samsung, as they are still contractually obliged to support the Hummingbird platform.
That Huawei Is going 2 have the almond gorilla glass, they make decent phones at affordable prices the specs are very good metro needs this whereas most people can't afford 2 pay $300 or more 4 a phone, whereas they will have a nice phone with nice specs. Also I want 2 throw this out there I noticed on the Samsung Attain when u cut It on u don't hear that loud "Metro Pcs Wireless for All" Sent from my LG-MS910 using HowardForums