Telecom Lead Asia: Spreadtrum Communications, a fabless
semiconductor provider in China, has powered Huawei T8808D, a dual-SIM
dual-active smartphone with its SC8810 1GHz TD-SCDMA smartphone platform.
The new dual-SIM dual-active smartphone will be available
for China Mobile consumers.
“T8808D, as Huawei’s first dual-SIM dual-active
mobile phone, delivers experience innovation to China’s 3G TD-SCDMA
market. In collaboration with Spreadtrum, Huawei will continue to promote
popularization and development of smartphones to meet the diverse needs of
Chinese consumers with a variety of high quality terminal products,” said Wang
Weijun, president of its Chinese division, Huawei Device.
The new Spreadtrum-powered dual-SIM dual smartphone
provides consumers with maximum flexibility in how they manage operator service
Dual-active capability allows both SIMs to be used at the
same time, enabling users to switch back and forth between two calls and use
voice and data functions simultaneously.
In cooperation with Huawei, we have enabled the first
TD-SCDMA device based on Spreadtrum’s SC8810 smartphone platform with dual-SIM
dual-active capability. This feature will enable consumers to select
attractive 3G services while maintaining their original operator service
packages. We believe that this flexibility provided to the consumer will
help further promote the rapid development of China’s TD-SCDMA market,”
said Leo Li, president and CEO of Spreadtrum.
HTC picks Spreadtrum’s TD-SCDMA baseband for its HTC One and
HTC Desire Smartphone
Recently, Spreadtrum Communications announced that its
TD-SCDMA baseband modem, the SC8803G, and its RF transceiver, the SR3200 were
selected by HTC.
Taiwan’s HTC selected the modem and the RF transceiver
for its two premium and mid-range TD-SCDMA smartphones recently launched
in China, the HTC One XT and the HTC Desire VT.