ZTE seems to be aggressively looking to expand is product portfolio and is set to add a tablet based on Windows 8 in 2013. A running pre-production sample of the V98 was on display at MWC 2013 and it does look very promising.
Like many of its competitors (HP Envy X2, Lenovo Thinkpad tablet 2, Dell Latitude, Acer Iconia W510), it runs on an Intel Atom processor, the Z2560 which is clocked at 1.8GHz and comes with two cores and Windows 8.
We liked its chrome finish and its metal back. However, it is becoming increasingly difficult for companies like Lenovo to distinguish their products from that of their competitors, especially when they all have the same blueprint to work from.
There’s also 2GB of RAM, built-in 3G/LTE modem, a 10.1in 1,366 x 768 pixel display, 32GB of onboard storage, expandable to 96GB via a microSD card slot, an 8-megapixel rear facing camera and a front-facing 2-megapixel one plus a 7,000mAh battery.
The Chinese company hasn’t said when or whether the tablet will go on sale in the UK and if it does at what price. It will however launch in China first.