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ZTE debuts four Android tablets at the MWC, two quad-core and two dual-core

February 27, 2012 | by Adrian Diaconescu

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Busy, busy, busy! That seems to be the new ZTE slogan, as the Chinese technology manufacturer has unveiled in the space of a few minutes one very great quad-core Android-based smartphone and no less than four interesting and exciting tablets.

After taking a quick look at what the Era is set to bring to the overcrowded and extremely competitive smartphone market, it’s time to talk about ZTE’s fresh tablet line-up.


The first of the bunch is a 10.1-inch slate with a dedicated Icera 450 HSPA modem and an NVIDIA T30S 1.5 GHz quad-core processor. Needless to say that this looks like one heck of a snappy tablet on paper, even though that chipset is paired with ‘’only’’ 1 GB of RAM.

Other features include Android 4.0 out of the box (of course), a multi-touch TFT WXGA display with a yet to be specified resolution, 16 GB of internal storage space, dual 5 MP/2 MP cameras, GPS, WiFi, HDMI and Dolby Mobile sound system.


The second quad-core tablet to be unveiled by ZTE on this beautiful Monday morning is the 7-inch T98, also powered by a 1.5 GHz NVIDIA Tegra T30S quad-core CPU. Running Android 4.0 ICS out of the box, the T98 is practically identical to the PF100, with the exception of the screen diagonal.

It comes with 1 GB of RAM, 16 GB of on-board memory, dual 5 MP/2 MP cameras, WiFi, Bluetooth and GPS, which are all things you will find on the PF100 as well. However, the ZTE T98 also comes with a dock connector, which means that the Chinese manufacturer will unveil soon enough a docking station as well.


Even though it doesn’t come with quad-core performance, the third ZTE tablet to be unveiled in Barcelona is also a pretty high-end device, being powered by a snappy 1.7 GHz Qualcomm chipset.

Also running Android 4.0, the 10-inch V96 features all the things its siblings do, but also LTE connectivity.


I know, I know, the name is at least confusing, but this last ZTE slate has a personality of its own and will most likely target Android fanatics on a tighter budget. Running Android 3.2 Honeycomb, the 10.1-incher is powered by a dual-core 1.2 GHz Qualcomm MSM8260 processor and features pretty much all the things expected from a mid-range slate, including 1 GB of RAM, 16 GB of storage space and dual cameras.

No words yet on availability, prices or exact release dates for either of the four tablets, but the guys at ZTE have hinted at Q2 launches for all of them. Also, even though it is yet to be officially confirmed, it seems that at least two of these slates are intended to hit the US market during the course of 2012.

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