More and more announcements of new smartphones are expected to happen, especially when the upcoming CES 2014 is only a few days away. As for ZTE, this China-based manufacturer is set to unveil five new smartphones and its very first smartwatch.
On the top of the list is the high-end ZTE Grand S II, which is also another “first” for the company for having its proprietary voice control technology that functions even when the phone is sleeping. A noise reduction mechanism using the built-in triple microphones should help device clearly comprehend incoming voice commands.
Aimed for US carrier AT&T’s prepaid subscribers is the ZTE Sonata 4G. It’s a 4-inch smartphone that comes equipped with a 1.2GHz dual-core Snapdragon 400 processor, 1GB of RAM, 1780mAh battery, and a 5-megapixel rear-facing camera.
When dual-core isn’t enough, there’s also the ZTE Nubia 5S with a quad-core Snapdragon CPU. The display diagonally spans 5 inches this time and uses a 1080p full HD resolution. Camera performance is superior thanks to the onboard Sony RS sensor with 13-megapixel resolution and support for 4K video recording. A smaller version will also be available, known as the ZTE Nubia 5S mini, in a wide variety of color variants.
Going over the phablet front, the company will be offering the 5.7-inch ZTE Iconic Phablet. Processing power dumbs back down to a dual core CPU, but the device will feature wireless charging. No more fumbling with those pesky cables, then.
Finally, ZTE will show off its first foray into the wearing computing in the form of the ZTE BlueWatch. Like the rumored LG Lifeband, it comes packing with several fitness features, such as an integrated pedometer for measuring distance walked, tracking body fat and burned calories, and others. It makes good use of Bluetooth to wirelessly communicate with a smartphone to remotely control the latter’s several functionalities, including picture taking, making phone calls, and retrieving the latest status messages on Facebook and Twitter.
And that’s pretty much what has been disclosed about those new devices. We’ll learn more about them when the big event has commenced. Stay tuned.