ZTE releases biometrics-enabled LTE smartphone in China
ZTE, a global manufacturer of smartphones and mobile devices, recently launched its flagship ZTE Star 2 product, a new 4G LTE voice controlled smartphone.
ZTE Star 2’s voice control functions allow users to unlock the device with their own unique voice tone, make phone calls, open third-party apps, play music, take photos and much more. The device offers a number of smart voice functions for both business and entertainment purposes, such as real-time voice-to-text input and a function that allows users to play music using voice commands.
“ZTE is pleased to announce the launch of the ZTE Star 2, which offers superior voice control functions that redefine the smartphone experience,” said Shi Lirong, Executive Director and President of ZTE Corporation. “Building on the success of Star 1, Star 2 represents the latest product from our biometrics voice integration strategy. ZTE is committed to changing people’s lives and how they interact with mobile devices in the connected world era via mobile broadband Internet.”
ZTE Star 2’s voice control functions are complemented by an array of motion sensing features that offer added convenience to users. For instance, a user can simply hold the device by their ear and say the name of a contact to call them, without having to activate the touch screen or unlock the device.
Star 2 also comes with ZTE’s newly improved driving mode, which offers a safer and more convenient hands-free driving experience. Its driving mode features a range of voice control functions, such as automatic GPS navigation, message replying, call answering, and music control.
ZTE Star 2 is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor with a 2.3GHz quad-core CPU, a premium tier processor that offers sharper image capture, improved performance and outstanding battery life. It comes with 16GB ROM + 2GB RAM internal memory and a 2300mAH battery.
ZTE Star 2 was made available for purchase via a number of online platforms in China on December 18. The phone is priced at approximately US$400. More information about its availability in additional markets will be announced at a later date.