Microsoft has added a whole lot of new OEMs to the Windows Phone hardware partners list, which also include some big names such as Samsung, HTC, LG, etc. There's no official announcement from any listed partners about a new Windows Phone device, except a bunch of rumors popping up here and there. According to a new report, the Chinese OEM ZTE is reportedly working on its first Windows Phone device dubbed as the Nubia W5.
The device not an ordinary one, but comes with top-of-the-line specifications on board, which we've yet to see on any Windows Phone device. According to the folks at ITHome, ZTE is planning to introduce a WP handset with Snapdragon 801 as its processor. It gets even better! The publication mentions the purported Nubia W5 will come with 3GB of RAM and 64GB internal storage. Happy with it? Well, wait until you hear more. The purported device is said to feature a massive 4,500 mAh battery, 4G connectivity, and a 13MP back shooter with optical image stabilization.
I know it sounds too good to be true, but a grain of salt is required for this rumor. We're not saying it's not possible for ZTE to release such a monstrous device, but there's no confirmation from the OEM as of now. If it turns out to be true, the next question would be if the device will ever make it to the US, since most of the devices from Chinese OEMs doesn't hit retail in the States.
Until we get an official confirmation, take the news as you may.