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ZTE to launch new phone in UK next month

Orange not the only network to offer Project JAL phone?
Orange not the only network to offer Project JAL phone?

ZTE has confirmed to TechRadar that it will be bringing another device to UK shores, likely in the next month.

Having just launched the Racer with Three, Wu Sa, director of mobile device operations for ZTE UK told us that a 'second [Android] device is coming soon.

When outlining the companies growing amount of smartphones in the worldwide industry, Sa mentioned that the company already has eight phones out, with a 'ninth coming a month later'.

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This means the secretive Orange Project JAL could be dropping then - as we've seen the phone is almost identical to the ZTE Blade seen at Mobile World Congress earlier this year.

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But interestingly Sa told TechRadar that the Blade had been offered to many UK carriers, meaning the Orange device, with its high-res OLED screen, might pop up in other places too under a completely different guise.

Gareth Beavis

Global Editor-in-Chief

Gareth has been part of the consumer technology world in a career spanning three decades. He started life as a staff writer on the fledgling TechRadar, and has grown with the site (primarily as phones, tablets and wearables editor) until becoming Global Editor in Chief in 2018. Gareth has written over 4,000 articles for TechRadar, has contributed expert insight to a number of other publications, chaired panels on zeitgeist technologies, presented at the Gadget Show Live as well as representing the brand on TV and radio for multiple channels including Sky, BBC, ITV and Al-Jazeera. Passionate about fitness, he can bore anyone rigid about stress management, sleep tracking, heart rate variance as well as bemoaning something about the latest iPhone, Galaxy or OLED TV.