ZTE announces 5G smartphone Gigabit

Q.  ZTE has launched the world's first 5G ready smartphone called _______
- Published on 28 Feb 17

a. Gigabit
b. Megabit
c. Terabit
d. Kilobit

ANSWER: Gigabit
ZTE announces 5G smartphone GigabitZTE announced the launch of Gigabit - the world’s first 5G-ready smartphone at a MWC event on 26th February.

The company says the smartphone is capable of download speeds reaching up to 1 gigabit per second (Gbps).

With the new device, the way people stay connected will be changed forever.

Focusing on 5G technologies will be one of the key priorities of ZTE's global development.

The device is powered by Snapdragon 835’s advanced X16 LTE modem along with 4x4 MIMO antenna technology and 256-QM modulation.

The device will reportedly allow users to experience 360-degree panoramic Virtual Reality video and fast downloads of ultra Hi-Fi audio and videos.

As expected, ZTE has launched its Gigabit smartphone at the MWC event.

It is the first one to come with Qualcomm's top-end Snapdragon 835 chipset that is being produced by Samsung.

ZTE Gigabit is also the first in the world to have a consumer-ready 5G technology to attain gigabit speeds on a supported cellular network.

The phone utilizes Snapdragon 835's advanced X16 LTE modem along with 4x4 MIMO antenna technology and 256-QM modulation to achieve speeds even available on most routers for home-use.

Intel chips deploying its XMM 7560 modem and Samsung's Exynos Series 9 chipset also support gigabit LTE speeds.

The latest network technology currently being developed and tested is over the 4G LTE, but not exactly 5G or fifth generation of network.

Though many OEMs have started to work on 5G-capable devices, which will offer faster-than-Wi-Fi connectivity speeds enabling to download full movies within seconds.

Faster LTE networks work through their testing phase and are not launched anywhere. The 5G standardization and application of key 5G technologies to the existing network and will establish collaborations with leading chip makers and Tier 1 operators to develop 5G network architecture.

The one ZTE demonstrated at the MWC booth is its self-developed Pre5G Giga+ Mobile Broadband (MBB) solution.

The connectivity speeds demonstrated on the device are about three times faster than 4G LTE smartphones, allowing streaming of 360-degree VR and instant cloud storage.

ZTE: Know More
  • ZTE Corporation, commonly shortened to ZTE, is a Chinese multinational telecommunications equipment and systems company.
  • It is headquartered in Shenzhen, Guangdong.
  • ZTE operates in three business units: carrier networks, terminals and telecommunication. Wikipedia
  • Headquarters: Shenzhen, China
  • Revenue: 81.47 billion CNY (2014)
  • Founded: 1985, Shenzhen, China

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