ZTE Planning 5.7-Inch Android Phablet Destined For China Mobile [Rumor]


ZTE is said to be planning a new 5.7-inch Android phablet that will make its debut on China Mobile, the world’s largest mobile phone operator, either later on the the first quarter or early in the second quarter of 2012. It’s codenamed the P945, and its internal specifications look to be impressive — though you may be a little disappointed with its display.

Although it’s a whopping 5.7-inch display — 0.2 inches larger than the Galaxy Note II’s display — it only offers a 720p resolution. Considering ZTE already offers two 1080p smartphones in the Nuba and Z5, the lack of one is a little disappointing. Aside from that, though, you can expect a 1.2GHz quad-core processor, an 8-megapixel rear-facing camera, and a 1-megapixel front-facing camera.

A large 3,000 mAh battery will reportedly keep everything running through the day. All of this is to be packed into a “sub-9mm thick” form factor, according to UnwiredView, with Android “ICS or above” pre-installed right out of the box.

It’s unclear whether the P945 will make its way to other markets following its debut on China Mobile, but we’ll be sure to keep you posted as we hear more.