4G coming to China this year, Coolpad to be first to offer LTE phones


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Coolpad are one of the largest manufacturers of smartphones in China, and are also one of the best selling, so it is now surprise that they are currently working to launch 4G LTE handsets.

China Mobile have been making noise about their 4G LTE network and it looks likely that they will launch the faster data connection to Chinese customers later this year. Currently there aren’t many Chinese phones which support LTE, so Coolpad are hoping to cash in on the niche by having the Coolpad 8920 ready in time for the launch.

The Coolpad 8920 is a 5-inch 720p phone aimed at customers wanting a mid-range phone with faster browsing and download speed capabilities.

Unfortunately China Mobile have pulled their old trick of developing their own brand of 4G LTE which they call TD-LTE, this is unlikely to be compatible with LTE networks in other countries and we may have to wait to see what China Unicom have planned for 4G before we can get excited about low-cost LTE phone from China.

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