New Delhi, Oct 16: Chinese telecom equipment-maker Huawei Tuesday launched the first LTE smartphone in the country in partnership with chip-maker Qualcomm and telecom service provider Bharti Airtel.
“LTE (Long Term Evolution) is the future of mobile communications, and faster data access experience will become a key area of differentiation for consumers when choosing their mobile devices,” said Cai Liqun, chief executive officer of Huawei India.
“Huawei is committed to LTE innovation throughout the entire communications value chain from the device to the network to the cloud,” he added.
Airtel took the lead in introducing India’s first 4G service in Kolkata. As applicable to any new technology across the world, the long-term adoption of 4G will rely on a variety of factors, specifically the device ecosystem readiness.
“We are excited to announce the launch of India’s first 4G LTE TDD multi-mode mobile device along with Qualcomm and Huawei, and are delighted to take the lead in setting technology standards for 4G devices in India,” said Sanjay Kapoor, chief executive officer, India and South Asia, Bharti Airtel.
The smartphone is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon S4 processor with 1.5 GHz dual core CPUs and an Android Ice Cream Sandwich operating system.