ZTE Nubia W5 alleged to be the first Windows Phone with a Snapdragon 801 processor

Windows Phones have been powered by a variety of processors since the Samsung Omnia 7 was released back in 2010, but ZTE could be the first manufacturer to pump out a device with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 chip. According to an unfamiliar source, ITHome, a new phone from the manufacturer will be named the 'Nubia W5' and is set to be a super high-end Windows Phone.


First of all, prepare that grain of salt. We haven't heard anything about a new ZTE superphone, though the company is expected to make more devices. That all said, the Snapdragon 801 from Qualcomm comes with increased CPU and GPU clock speeds than the 800, as well as sporting other unique features. It's an improved CPU until the 808 and 810 arrive next year.

The Nubia W5 is reported to have 3GB RAM and a whopping 64 GB internal storage. A first from ZTE in the Windows Phone space. If you thought the specifications shared thus far were intriguing enough, how does a 13MP rear shooter and optical image stabalization sound? Then you have the reported 4G connectivity and 4,500 mAh battery.

Not only would this be the most powerful ZTE Windows Phone, but also one of the most powerful Windows Phones we've seen yet. That's correct, from ZTE. That's what could happen if all these details are accurate. Unsurprisingly, ZTE has not confirmed that the device either exists or is in development.

Source: ITHome, via: Phone Arena; thanks, Vaporware, for the tip!