The Chinese smartphone manufacture ZTE has introduced Gigabit Phone at MWC 2017 event in Barcelona, which the company claims to be the first smartphone with download speeds reaching up to 1Gbps. Gigabit is a concept phone that is used to showcase ZTE’s 5G network ability.

"ZTE Gigabit concept phone"

The smartphone is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 (64-bit) processor with an integrated Snapdragon X16 LTE modem that utilizes a combination of carrier aggregation, 4×4 MIMO antenna technology, and 256-QAM modulation to achieve LTE download speeds that are up to 10x faster than first generation LTE devices. ZTE claims the phone is three times as powerful at improving data processing capability in the current network. The company highlighted its 5G and Pre5G Giga+ MBB solutions.

ZTE spokesperson said in a statement:

“We are thrilled to introduce the world’s first smartphone with download speeds up to 1Gbps. With the new device, the way people stay connected will be changed forever. Focusing on 5G technologies will be one of the key priorities of ZTE’s global development. ZTE will be very glad to leverage its technology strength and experience in 5G to cooperate with government and business partners to discuss and facilitate the upcoming 5G era.”

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