ZTE U956 pictured on its way to China Mobile. Quad-core, 5″ HD screen, 8 MP camera, $242
Yesterday we told you about the upcoming Huawei G520 for China Mobile. A quad-core smartphone with a 4.5-inch touchscreen that will supposedly retail for just around $225. But what if you want to go bigger, yet spend just $17 more?
Enter the ZTE U956. Effectively a more affordable cousin of the Grand S, this phablet is rumored to cost an amazing 1,499 yuan – around $242 or €182. It too is headed to China Mobile, where it should be released sometime in the near future.
If you’re wondering what such a cheap device looks like, wonder no more. Here it is in all its (leaked) glory:
The ZTE U956 will be no slouch in terms of performance though. There’s going to be a quad-core MediaTek MT6589 processor inside (in a similar fashion to the aforementioned Huawei G520), and the 5-inch touchscreen will have 720p HD resolution. That’s not quite the Full HD 1080p that the Grand S can claim, but then again the U956 will be around half the price of that.
An 8 MP rear camera with LED flash can be seen fitted to the U956, and that’s about all we know about the handset’s specs so far. However, because it’s already been certified for sale in China by the relevant authorities, we expect this one to be on the market over there very soon. Stay tuned.