ZTE PF200 and N910 buck the trend launch with Android Ice Cream

first_imgEven though Ice Cream Sandwich launched six months ago, the overwhelming majority of Android smartphones that have been revealed since still ship with Gingerbread installed. Update schedules have been published by many manufacturers, but ZTE is bucking the trend. Their PF200 and N910 will both launch with with Android 4.0 on board.The tandem covers the top and bottom end of the Android spectrum. The ZTE PF200 sits at the top, with a 1.5GHz processor and 540 x 960 resolution display. Its rear-facing camera sports an 8MP sensor while the front-facing one packs 2MP for full 1080P HD video chat capability. Also included in the mix are the expected Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity, as well as NFC and DLNA support. The PF200 will ride on LTE, GSM, and UMTS carriers.For those on a tighter budget, the N910 offers a more humble set of hardware specs (and a name that makes it sound a bit like a Nokia). ZTE has toned down several components, from the 1.2GHz processor to the 5MP rear-facing camera. Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and DLNA support are still included, but there’s no NFC capability here. The N910 also works on LTE FDD, CDMA, and EVDO networks.While not expressly specified in the official press release, both these phones feature dual-core processors — meaning the N910 isn’t quite so low-end as it might otherwise appear. ZTE hasn’t revealed pricing, launch dates, or carrier partners for either phone yet, but they’re set to be on display at MWC 2012 in Barcelona. ZTE executive VP He Shiyou said they’ll be “feature products among a wide range of devices” that the company plans to bring to the show.More at Engadget and Pocket Nowlast_img