ZTE Introduces Its First Dual-Mode Grand Era LTE Smartphone in Hong Kong

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18 December 2012, 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, network solutions and mobile devices, has introduced its first dual-mode LTE smartphone, the Grand Era LTE, in Hong Kong as part of the launch of China Mobile Hong Kong Co. Ltd. (CMHK)’s first commercial converged TD-LTE / LTE FDD network.

The TDD/FDD dual-mode ZTE Grand Era LTE smartphone operates on the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich platform. It features a 1.5GHz dual core CPU, 1GB of memory and a multi-touch 4.5-inch 1280×720 Gorilla Glass display providing a high quality user experience on high-speed LTE networks.  The device also has a 1780mAh battery and ZTE’s customisable Mifavor User Interface.

In addition, ZTE will showcase its FDD/TDD dual-mode MF93E uFi device and the MF825 data card on the new Hong Kong network. Both devices use Qualcomm’s MDM9215 second-generation LTE chip platform. The size and average power consumption of the MF93E and the MF 825 have been reduced by nearly a third compared to the first generation LTE devices making them smaller and faster.

"With the growing popularity of the LTE environment in Hong Kong, LTE smart terminal products will become more prevalent in the future, which will also be the model for LTE development in mainland China, further accelerating the maturity of the global TD-LTE industry, " said Mr. He Shiyou, ZTE EVP and Head of the Terminal Division.

TD-LTE continues to gain momentum across the globe. ZTE recognised the potential of TD-LTE very early on and in the last ten years has invested 900 million on TD-LTE research and development and has over 4,000 engineers working on the programme focused on delivering innovations to improve user experience and value. The focus has been on TD-LTE terminals and converged services solutions from the chip to the product through to the solution. Today, ZTE TD-LTE terminal products include a wide range of smart terminals, family integration equipment and innovative terminals such as handsets, platforms, datacards and MiFi/uFi devices.

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