It looks like Chinese manufacturer ZTE has fallen in love with phablets, if their upcoming line-up is any indication. After announcing the 5-inch Nubia z5 and the Grand S, which is reportedly heading to CES 2013, rumors are coming in that their next device is the ZTE P945, which will be even larger and will be available to Chinese users in the near future.
Android Central reports:
“Known so far only by its codename, P945, this 5.7 inch device is approaching the supersized — and as yet, unofficial — Huawei Ascend Mate. While the screen is larger than the Nubia Z5 and the Grand S by over half an inch, the other purported specs place this one firmly below the other two. The screen isn’t 1080p as you might expect, instead the P945 has ‘only’ a 720p display.”
That bit about the ZTE P945 not having a 1080p display is a little disappointing but it should also make the device more affordable and still ake it highly desirable for people in the market for a device with a big screen but at a lower price. The ZTE P945 will reportedly also come with a 1.2 GHz quad-core processor, 3,000 mAh battery and a more than sufficient 8 MP camera. All this will be packaged in a svelte less-than-9mm frame. No word yet on what kind of OS it will be running but it is expected to be at least ICS.
We’ll be on the lookout for more details on the ZTE P945 as they become available. In the meantime, tell us what you think of the device in the comments below!