ZTE To Launch Quad Core Flagship Handset At MWC

ZTE has announced that it will launch a quad core smartphone at Mobile World Congress next week, becoming the third mobile manufacturer after Huawei and LG to announce a handset with a four core processor.

A press statement issued yesterday says that the phone will be the company's flagship handset and will be one of eight new devices announced by the Chinese company.

The products will include "multi-core chipsets", LTE, 4G Radio and the latest Android and Windows Mobile platforms and form part of ZTE's drive to become a "top three handset provider" within the next three years.

Over the last few months, ZTE has launched a mid-tier Windows Phone (ZTE Tania), a 7-inch tablet (the Light II), two LTE handsets and the first phone to come with an Nvidia modem (the Mimosa X).

Expect the smartphone to come with an Nvidia Tegra 3 processor, a big screen with either a qHD or a HD ready resolution, Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and like many of its peers, an eight or 12 megapixel camera.

ZTE has been rumoured to be preparing something a new smarrtphone based on Intel's new Medfield Technology and called the Orange London.