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Hands on with the ZTE PF112 and Era Android smartphones

I stopped by the ZTE booth today at CTIA and had a chance to play with the PF112 and Era. Both of these phones were announced at MWC and have Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich onboard. They’re being shown here in the States for the first time at CTIA.

The PF112 features a 4.5-inch (1028 x 720) display, 1GB of RAM, 8GB of storage, 8MP camera, and the Miflavor UI. The Era features a 4.3-inch qHD (960 x 540) display, NVIDIA Tegra 3 quad-core processor, 8GB of internal memory, MicroSD, HD voice, Dolby sound, and the Miflavor UI. It’s also 7.8mm thick, which is very thin.

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ZTE announces the Tegra 3 quad-core ZTE Era

NVIDIA is having a really nice Mobile World Congress. A number of phones have already been announced using their quad-core Tegra 3 which include the HTC One X, the LG Optimus 4X HD, Fujitu’s Ultra High Spec Smartphone, and the K-Touch Treasure V8.

We need to add one more to the list and that’s the ZTE Era. Other than the Tegra 3 chip, the Era features a 4.3-inch qHD (960 x 540) display, 8GB of internal memory, MicroSD, HD voice, and Dolby sound. It comes in a 7.8mm thick and has Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. Based on the display and storage specs, I would think this will be one of the more economical Tegra 3 devices, which isn’t a bad thing.

ZTE unveiled 8 phones in total at MWC that involve both Android and Windows Phones, but this is by far the flagship. No pricing yet, but we can expect to see the ZTE Era in Europe and China in the second half of 2012.

Full press release after the break:

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