ZTE Nubia W5 emerges as a high-end Windows Phone
Sources close to ZTE have revealed to IT.Home that the Chinese company is preparing its first Windows Phone device dubbed Nubia W5. It is believed that the W5 will be a very high-end model built around the last-gen quad-core Snapdragon 801 processor. If the information is true, it will be the first Windows—powered smartphone ever with an 801 processor inside.
But the ZTE Nubia W5 has more to offer. It will pack a massive 4500 mAh battery, 3 GB of RAM and 64GB of inbuilt storage capacity. Other known features include a 13MP camera with OIS and 4G connectivity, but there is no word on the screen size and resolution.
A new picture shows a device that is believed to be the ZTE Nubia W5, though ZTE’s official hasn’t confirmed or reject the W5’s existence. The chances of this phone to be real are good, as ZTE was listed by Microsoft among the 17 hardware partners working with Windows Phone. The platform really needs more high-end phones in addition to Lumia, because the WP market share in that segment is very small.
Finally, let’s remember that ZTE is the only company from China that has relationships with carriers in the US, so we might see the Nubia W5 at T-Mobile or other carriers in the country. Founded in 1985 in Guandong, China, ZTE became the fourth largest Smartphone manufacturer in the world for 2012. In 2013, ZTE became the fifth largest manufacturer in the States.