ZTE joins the growing ranks of smartphone companies with February 21 MWC events


Are you a smartphone manufacturer coming to MWC in Barcelona next week? Do you want to get your new product out in the public eye before it’s lost in the noise of the week’s ongoing showcase? What you want to do, see, is throw yourself a press event a press event the day before MWC 2016 formally gets started on next Monday, February 22. That’s why we’ve seen some of the biggest players in the business lining up to beat the crowds with February 21 announcements: LG, Samsung, and now ZTE, as the Chinese firm gears up for some MWC news of its own.

ZTE hasn’t been shying away from early-year launches in anticipation of MWC, and we already saw the manufacturer reveal a handful of new phones at CES. The Avid Plus and the Grand X3 were on the lower to mid-range side of things, though; can we hope for something a little more attention-grabbing at MWC?

Well, that’s a good question. Right now we don’t have a ton of in-development ZTE hardware on our radar, so it’s difficult to point to specific models. We saw the Axon first land last summer, followed by hardware updates and new family members arriving later in the year; could it be too early to hope for a new entry there?

We’ve also been keeping an eye on new hardware coming to ZTE’s Nubia brand. And while this invite doesn’t directly suggest that Nubia products would be involved, we suppose there’s always a chance.

Really, the ball’s in ZTE’s court, but at least it won’t be long before we have our answers – check in with Pocketnow on Sunday for the full scoop on ZTE’s latest mobile hardware.


Source: ZTE
Via: GSM Arena

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Stephen Schenck
Stephen has been writing about electronics since 2008, which only serves to frustrate him that he waited so long to combine his love of gadgets and his degree in writing. In his spare time, he collects console and arcade game hardware, is a motorcycle enthusiast, and enjoys trapping blue crabs. Stephen's first mobile device was a 624 MHz Dell Axim X30, which he's convinced is still a viable platform. Stephen longs for a market where phones are sold independently of service, and bandwidth is cheap and plentiful; he's not holding his breath. In the meantime, he devours smartphone news and tries to sort out the juicy bits Read more about Stephen Schenck!