23 July 2019
ZTE at the ongoing MWC 2019 Shanghai announced that it has developed the third-gen 5G chip based on the 7nm process. The Chinese company didn’t elaborate much on the chip but it did share how the company is heading towards 5G or how it’s embracing this new connectivity tech.
ZTE announced that it has obtained 25 5G commercial contracts worldwide, covering the major 5G markets such as China, Europe, Asia Pacific, and the Middle East. Zhang Wanchun, senior vice president of ZTE Corporation said that ZTE’s base station has shipped more than 50,000 stations worldwide. It has tied-up with more than 200 companies worldwide.
According to Bai Yanmin, vice president of ZTE Corporation and general manager of TDD&5G products,
“At present, more than 10% of ZTE’s annual revenue is invested in R&D. 5G is a key area, and plans to continue to increase 5G in the second half of the year to cope with the larger network construction next year.”
According to ZTE, the company will supply efficient mobile networks to partners in various industries as the company looks to further develop in the 5G industry.
ZTE is one of those companies which has launched its first 5G phone and doing continuous efforts in the field.
In related news, its sub-brand Nubia announced the 5G version of the Nubia X. It’s powered by Snapdragon 855 processor and has X50 modem for 5G. This is the only key difference between the standard Nubia X and the one with the 5G connection. There doesn’t seem to be any other specs changes, although the company hasn’t yet shared the full list of specifications. So, we can’t tell if there are some changes in the battery capacity or thickness of the phone.
ZTE hasn’t specified when it will launch the Nubia X 5G, but it will be premiered in China soon.