ZTE N880E – First Chinese Phone with Android 4.2 Jelly Bean OS – Specs, Features

Earlier, this phone was named the first one in China to have the Android Jelly Bean OS, and the same now again hits the news for being the first phone to have the Android 4.2 Jelly Bean operating system. The N880E is now available with the Android 4.2 OS, as the company claims, and this would be the first in the country with the latest OS version.
The only good thing about the phone which has already sold more than a million units in China, is the operating system version. Except that, nothing is really impressive in the N880E because it packs in just a 4-inch WVGA display, a 3MP camera and a single core processor at 1GHz. But you can buy that if you wanted a taste of the Android 4.2 ahead of others, keeping the specs of the device aside.

ZTE N880E Smart Phone

“ZTE will introduce more models on Android 4.2 in the future, and will continue to make improvements to equipment performance and stability, ensuring that our handsets meet with the high expectations of today’s consumers,” declared He Shiyou, ZTE’s Head of Terminal Division.

July 23, 2012:

ZTE Corporation, a China based smart phone manufacturer brought more than a dozen of devices including smart phones and tablet PCs at Mobile World Congress this year held at Barcelona, Spain. After their ZTE KIS launch with less known Virgin Media in United States, ZTE has announced N880E but for sale in only China. Lets get through the features and specifications of ZTE N880E smart phone.

ZTE N880E Smart Phone

ZTE N880 E is new device which would be the first device by ZTE to be powered with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean pre-installed on the device itself. The device is available from May 2012 but ZTE though a refresh look and relaunch would make it tight. Until now 1 million units have been sold since its release running the Android 2.3 Gingerbread operating system.

But ZTE has now refreshed this smart phone and added the latest Android 4.1 Jelly Bean to it. This certainly makes splashing news as Google launched Jelly Bean very recently barely a month ago and first device with Android 4.1 apart from Google Nexus 7 tablet appears. Going through the specifications of N880E smart phone it’s with 4 inches WVGA display screen and powered with 1 Ghz single core Qualcomm 7627 processor. It’s not a high-end devices and it’s seen with 3.2 mega pixel camera on the rear side along with 512 MB RAM. This is ultra slim device measuring a thickness of 10.4 mm.

Addition of Jelly Bean OS will certainly provide an improved performance and responsive screen. Additionally Jelly Bean means its with the new features and you can experience Google Now on this handset as well. It includes 4 GB of internal memory and a micro SD card slot to add another 32 GB of memory to the maximum. For Internet there is Wi Fi 802.11 b/g/n and it has the size of 119 mm x 61 mm x 10.4 mm weighting 130 grams. It’s with 1650 mAh battery for longer day operation and it’s available via China Telecom.

ZTE during the launch of this smart phone said that other ZTE phones will get Android 4.1 update very soon but didn’t provide a list of devices which qualify for this update or any schedule for the same.

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