By 16 February 2017 | Categories: news


At Mobile World Congress 2017, now a little over a week away, one of the significant areas of focus will be 5G. Whether it be the new wireless network standard's rollout, or how it will enable the Internet of Things (IoT) and smart cities, 5G will be a major talking point.

Devices too will be looking to get in on the action, and Chinese manufacturer ZTE is trying to get a step ahead of the competition with plans to unveil a Gigabit smartphone at MWC 17. Straightforwardly named the ZTE Gigabit Phone, it will make 360-degree video, 4K streaming and instant cloud storage far easier for consumers to access, according to the company.  

The finer details about the Gigabit Phone are unknown for now, but we should see Qualcomm taking care of the processor, as it has done for the Axon 7. Qualcomm has also been testing out the capabilities of 5G, noting that devices that supporting the network standard could hit the market in early 2018. As such, the ZTE Gigabit Phone may beat everyone to the punch.


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