Leak: ZTE To Launch A 6-Inch Phablet Made Partly With Carbon Fiber?

April 10, 2014 - Written By Justin Diaz

A new leak has surfaced displaying a phablet to come from ZTE that has a carbon fiber design. The ZTE M1001 image leaks come from tenna, which is known for getting their hands on some rather interesting images of upcoming devices bound for the Chinese market. The M1001 reportedly comes with a 6-inch display attached, which is a bit bigger than most of the phablets that we see. However phablet sized devices are becoming more mainstream in places like China, so it’s not surprising to see one this big coming from ZTE who is based in the region and is huge in the market there.

The phablet looks to have fairly slim bezels, which is something we see as a trend with what consumers are wanting out of future devices. The smaller the bezel the better it seems like these days. The device reportedly weighs just 171g, and is said to come with 2GB of RAM and an octa-core processor made by MediaTek. The MT6592 chip is clocked in at 1.7 GHz. The ZTE M1001 will of course support the use of dual SIM cards, as is common with devices in the Chinese market as well. The camera is said to be an 8MP sensor on the rear, and a 5MP sensor on the front. We can tell from the images that the device is actually quite thin, and paired with the size of the display it sounds like an interesting device.

So far it looks like the ZTE M1001 will only come in a 3G variant listed as being made for the China Mobile network, and support the TD-SCDMA technology. Were not sure if ZTE is only planning to launch the one model of the device or if this is just the first one to show up on the web. In either case it may not matter for most of us outside the region as we won’t be able to use the device. If ZTE ever entered other regions with a device like this would you consider buying? For a phone that has some carbon fiber built into the outer body, what would you pay to be a proud owner?