Few details given, naturally, but we're set to see a brand-new 6-inch device and software suite
Getting out ahead of the impending flood of news out of MWC, ZTE is giving folks a better idea of what it will be showing off at the show in Barcelona. While we don't have all of the specifics just yet (some secrets are better kept until the show), we know ZTE will unveil its latest big device, the Grand Memo II LTE, with a 6-inch screen to replace the aging orginal Grand Memo. It will also show off its latest Firefox OS device, the Open C.
On the software front, ZTE will unveil the latest flavor of its interface for Android, called MiFavor 2.3. No details are given at this point about the new software, but we hope it brings a more unified experience across its devices, as the previous iterations of software have been rather disjointed depending on the phone you were using — even devices that were developed simultaneously.
ZTE already put its biggest devices for the first half of the year on display at CES back in January, so this show will likely be a bit slower for the manufacturer, but it looks like we'll be in for at least a few surprises next week.
ZTE Launches Dynamic New Handsets at Mobile World Congress 2014
18 February 2014, Mobile World Congress, Barcelona, Spain – ZTE, one of the top global handset manufacturers, will unveil a range of high-performance smartphones and innovative products at Mobile World Congress 2014. With a focus on delivering a superior user experience, ZTE will launch brand new dynamic devices with the ultra slim Grand Memo II LTE with 6 inch screen, one of the first Firefox OS 1.3 devices, the ZTE Open C as well as its brand new user interface MiFavor 2.3.
Adam Zeng, CEO of ZTE Mobile Devices and Executive Vice President of ZTE Corporation commented, "This year, we are looking to work even more closely with our customers worldwide to develop the products they want and deliver a superior customer experience. They have told us that they want ever more innovative and high-performance products, so at MWC 2014 we are delivering this with the launch of two new high-profile devices, the ultra slim Grand Memo II LTE with 6 inch screen and the ZTE Open C in partnership with Mozilla and Telefonica. We expect 2014 to be our strongest year yet – and we're putting our customers at the heart of everything we do to help us achieve that."
In addition, ZTE will also be showcasing its award-winning range of mobile devices throughout the show including the Grand S II flagship smartphone, the popular ZTE Blade series, and the Nubia series including the brand new Nubia 5S and Nubia 5S mini which in December outsold all other phones including those from Apple, Samsung and Nokia at trusted online store Jingdong.com. ZTE is continuing to show that it makes more than just smartphones and will also exhibit the award-winning ZTE Projector Hotspot (a mini projector and Wi-Fi hotspot in one) and the ZTE Grand Watch Smart Watch at Mobile World Congress. Alongside the new products, ZTE will also launch its brand new UI MiFavor 2.3 which will provide a superior experience for ZTE mobile users.
ZTE's latest technology will be on display at ZTE's booth at MWC 2014, located in Hall 3, Stand 3G30 & 3F30. More information is also available at www.mobileworldcongress.com/zte-press-con.