This coming Sunday is going to be one heck of a busy day. Still one day before Mobile World Congress 2016 officially gets started, it’s the day we’re looking forward to for some of the biggest hardware launches of the season. That means announcements from Samsung, LG, and as we shared with you earlier this week, ZTE. But while we have a pretty solid grasp on what to expect from Samsung and LG, it’s been much more difficult to piece together exactly what ZTE plans to show off. We’re still in search of details, but the company’s latest MWC teaser at least helps us confirm what was previously only an assumption, making it pretty clear that we’re looking at a new smartphone.
We know: the idea of ZTE showcasing a new handset (or handsets) seems all kinds of obvious, but having gut feelings about what a manufacturer plans to announce is one thing, and actually seeing some evidence to help back that up (if stop short of offering clear confirmation) is another.
Looking at the image above, though, it’s hard to see ZTE as preparing for anything other than a smartphone launch. Running the Chinese text through Google Translate, we get something about Barcelona and “refreshing,” but no obvious further hints on the hardware to expect.
As we mentioned before, there are a couple in-development Nubia devices we could hope to see go official, and the outside chance new Axon hardware could be ready to see the light of day. But really, even at this late date there’s more we don’t know than know about ZTE’s event plans.