ZTE to sell 4G smartphone with China Mobile
Updated: 2012-08-23 13:52
ZTE Corp, China's second-largest maker of phone equipment, will sell its first fourth-generation handset through China Mobile Ltd's Hong Kong unit as it works toward a goal of doubling its smartphone sales this year.
ZTE will announce plans to sell the Grand X LTE (T82) through the carrier as early as next week, Cynthia Chan, a spokeswoman for China Mobile Hong Kong, said by phone on Monday.
ZTE, based in Shenzhen, wants to "transform" itself from a supplier of wireless-network gear by focusing more on mobile devices, Executive Director He Shiyou said in April. It became the world's fourth-largest mobile-device seller in the fourth quarter behind Nokia Oyj, Samsung Electronics Co and Apple Inc, and the company's smartphone sales may double this year as it gains market share in Europe, North America, Brazil and Japan.