ZTE seems to be really focused on entering the big leagues now. Just a day after it unveiled its first Windows Phone 7 device – the ZTE Tania, which wasn’t much to speak of, its new tablet — the ZTE T98 — was spotted at the Expo Comm in China.
While most quad core Tegra 3 powered devices have been seen only as reference designs and FCC filings, the ZTE T98 prototype was actually up and running at this event. It is probably the most powerful consumer tablet on Planet Earth right now, and also the most impressive.
The ZTE T98 will sport a 7 inch capacitive touchscreen display with a resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels. It will also have a 5 MP primary camera and a 2 MP secondary camera. It will be powered by the quad-core Nvidia Tegra 3 (Kal-El) processor clocked at 1.5 GHz. It will have 1 GB of RAM and 16 GB of internal storage. It runs Android 3.2 Honeycomb.
It will offer Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and 3G connectivity, and comes bundled with a 4000 mAh battery. It is only 11.5 mm thin. While the device seems really impressive right now, by the time it launches, there will likely be many similar tablets on the market.
Here are some images of the ZTE T98, courtesy Engadget