ZTE, the Chinese phone manufacturer is putting efforts and targeting to gain the market share of the highly growing 4G LTE market of America. ZTE aims the LTE phone market of America with the Anthem 4G and has collaborated with the MetroPCS Communications in order to unveil the very 1st 4G LTE Android smartphone from the company in the US. The details are discussed below.
The plans of the 4G LTE of the ZTE are targeted to enhance the smartphone lineup of the company. 4G LTE subscribers all over the world are likely to touch the 73.3 million mark by 2012 which is increasing by 334 percent from 16.9 million in the year 2011. The Anthem 4G is set with a price of about $219 and will be made available at MetroPCS stores as online retailers in the upcoming weeks.
This launch of the 4G device is being carried out in the U.S while the world waits for the Apple iPhone 5 along with LTE features. CEO, ZTE USA, and president, North America Region, ZTE, Lixin Cheng, “As our first U.S. 4G LTE smartphone, we’re proud to launch the Anthem 4G with our long-time partner MetroPCS because we share their goal of providing consumers with outstanding value and a strong 4G LTE experience.”
The subscribers of the 4G LTE will come across about 1.2 billion by 2016. The top 6 LTE 4G device manufacturers globally in Quarter 4 2011 were Samsung, LG, HTC, Motorola, Pantech and Fujitsu. About In 4.1 million LTE phones were sold worldwide in the quarter 4 of 2011. 68% of the worldwide LTE sales were of Samsung, LG and Pantech in quarter 4.