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Rumors by Luke Jones on Tuesday July 22, 2014.

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ZTE T-Mobile Olympia
ZTE T-Mobile Olympia

ZTE, like other Chinese brands does not enjoy a lot of market presence in areas outside of Asia. Sure, the company is there, but it is not in the spotlight, and for the most part Chinese devices are not given the big push by US carriers like other brands. However, if any carrier would break the mould it would be the Uncarrier!

T-Mobile has enjoyed shaking things up in recent times and the fourth biggest carrier in the United States has teamed up with ZTE to work on a new mobile device together. T-Mobile will carry a ZTE built phablet exclusively and a leak today has shed a little more light on the smartphone, its specs and its design. The image doesn't reveal too much aside from showing that the handset looks enormous, while it also appears to be a slim device.

The product has been given the name "Olympia" and carries the model number Z970. Judging by the known specs, the Olympia will tow a line between mid-range and high end, but should not trouble the flagship phablets of this world, like Samsung's Galaxy Note 3. It will sport a 6-inch display, but the resolution has not been revealed just yet and the image gives nothing away. The rear facing camera will be an 8 megapixel lens, one that will be able to shoot video in 1080p, although the front facing snapper will disappoint with just 0.9 megapixels on offer.

Early reports suggested that the Olympia smartphone would be metal clad, but it now seems more likely that ZTE has built the device from plastic made to look like metal (here's looking at you Samsung and LG). Unfortunately, all other specs, price, or even launch details remain under wraps, but as soon as they emerge we will be on hand with the lowdown.

source: 9to5Google

 
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