New phones of 2012 - ZTE

ZTE may come last alphabetically, but it's not last in our hearts. This year at MWC 2012, it offered one of the first quad-core phones and a new, hopefully low-cost, Windows Phone handset. The ZTE Orbit and Era are two handsets that continue the brand's efforts to become a big-name smartphone maker, not just one that produces budget phones that networks like Orange re-brand.

ZTE Orbit

Screen 4.3in LCD

Resolution 480 x 800 pixels

OS Windows Phone

CPU 1GHz single-core

Camera 5MP, LED flash

Release Date Q2 2012

ZTE Orbit

In 140 chars - Budget Windows Phone handset. Could challenge the Nokia Lumia 610 at the right price.


Screen 4.3in LCD

Resolution 540 x 960 pixels

OS Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich

CPU Quad-core Tegra 3

Camera 8MP, LED flash

Release Date Q3 2012


In 140 chars - An early quad-core phone. Nice specs. Not so sure about that clock widget.


February 27, 2012, 8:04 pm

"Almost every important phone of the next 9 months, aside from the iPhone 5 & Samsung Galaxy SIII, has just been revealed."
See I fixed it for you.

Nice round up something for every budget.


February 27, 2012, 8:45 pm

You're not wrong, Let'sGo. We gave the Galaxy SIII a mention later on, but it probably deserves one up front too!

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