4G LTE networks are a thing of the past as tech companies are now focusing on 5G which will provide even faster data speeds on mobile devices. Qualcomm came out with a gigabit LTE-compatible chip last year while the first gigabit internet network went live in Australia just last month. More tech is going to filter into the market that supports the next-generation data standard and ZTE is through its hat in the ring as well by unveiling a gigabit smartphone at the Mobile World Congress 2017 in Barcelona.
ZTE has said that it’s going to unveil the ZTE Gigabit Phone at the Mobile World Congress 2017 later this month. The company has also said that this smartphone will be able to handle 360-degree VR, 4K video, and instant cloud storage.
ZTE isn’t saying much about this device right now so it’s unclear what kind of specifications it’s going to tout under the hood. It may be more of a proof of concept than an actual product, one that ZTE partners with carriers for in order to run tests on nascent next-generation mobile networks.
We’ll have to wait until the Mobile World Congress 2017 kicks off to get all of the details about the Gigabit Phone. The event takes place in Barcelona in the final week of this month.