South Korean smartphones giant announced today that it is entering the biggest Time Division-Long Term Evolution (TD-LTE) market of China with the introduction of its LG-E985T smartphone through China Mobile starting from this week. China Mobile is the world’s largest mobile operator with nearly 750 million subscribers.
The LG-E985T features a 5.5-inch 1080p Full HD IPS display with 1920 x 1080 pixels at 400ppi, and is powered by a 1.7GHz Quad-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 processor, alongwith a long-lasting 2,940mAh battery. This smartphone has 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal memory, which can be expanded upto 32 GB via microSD card. It is equipped with a 13MP camera with LED flash and also comes with 2.1MP front shooter.
The LG-E985T will be one of the most advanced 4G smartphones in China Mobile’s 4G offerings. The LG-E985T runs on Android Jelly Bean version 4.2.2, and supports dual modes ? TD-LTE and FDD-LTE ? for seamless connectivity to any network outside of China. It will be available in Indigo Black and Luna White colors.
According to LG, at last year’s Mobile World Congress, LG and China Mobile teamed up to demonstrate the viability of TD-LTE technology on LG’s Optimus G smartphone. In May 2013, LG introduced its first TD-LTE device through Saudi Telecom, one of the largest operator in the Arab states. Chinese authorities recently issued 4G licenses to operate TD-LTE networks to three domestic operators, including China Mobile. Currently, only TD-LTE networks are active in China, not the more common FD-LTE standard.
“LG is proud to be a participant in the introduction of the 4G era in the world’s largest mobile market with a partner such as China Mobile,” said Dr. Jong-seok Park, president and CEO of LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company. “We look forward to further strengthening our presence in China with competitive TD-LTE devices such as the LG-E985T.”