Chinese smartphone-maker ZTE unveiled its Gigabit device at the ongoing MWC 2017. The company claims the phone is capable of reaching download speeds up to 1gbps. Under the hood, it will be powered by Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon 835 processor and X16 LTE modem integration. The Gigabit’s technology reportedly enables it to achieve LTE speeds around ten times faster than first-generation LTE smartphones.
ZTE is exhibiting the Pre5G Giga+ MBB solution at the convention. The Gigabit smartphone is said to process data three times faster on the same network than other LTE devices. This means you will be able to share 4K and 360-degree VR video on the go with relative ease. In addition, the phone will allow instant cloud storage, access to applications without downloading or installation and the streaming of high-quality music and movies.
The company calls the Gigabit “a forward-looking 5uper Generation smartphone”. Their cheeky play on words earns it extra brownie points for sure. While nothing more about the smartphone is known to us, the future of cellular data seems to be very promising. With Etisalat pushing the limits of 5G recently, we can look forward for the technology becoming available sometime around 2020.
When ZTE decides to make the smartphone a commercial product, the UAE seems to be one of many viable markets. Alongside the Gigabit, the company is previewing the ZTE Axon 7 Max and the ZTE Blade V8 Pro at MWC 2017. To keep up to date with the latest from the event, make sure you follow us on Twitter and Instagram.