The gigabet Internet connectivity is not coming very soon, but companies have begun planning the hardware compatible with it. ZTE has announced that it will show off the first gigabit phone at the Mobile World Congress 2017 event in Barcelona towards the end of the month. They’ll simply name it the “ZTE Gigabit Phone”.

The first devices to support this technology were the hotspot devices for which Qualcomm had partnered with Netgear, Ericsson, and Telstra to use the latter’s network and make it possible to download stuff at 1Gbbs speeds. The newest flagship chipset from Qualcomm, the Snapdragon 835 is going to have the gigabit LTE-capable X16 modem, which is an upgrade from the X12 modem that allowed downloads of up to 600 Mbps.

ZTE says that the Gigabit phone will be able to make 360-degree VR, 4K video and also cloud storage on the move. Since we know the chipset already, something for sure is that the performance would be top-notch but ZTE is not letting you know anything else and we should wait for MWC 2017 when the device will be announced by the company.

This being the first phone will give an indication of how things are going to be when the technology in connectivity moves ahead, and what we are going to see in the near future in many top-end devices. Excited? Let’s wait for the announcement which is about a week away.


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