ZTE Geek U988s confirmed as the world’s first Tegra 4 smartphone
First seen last week in leaked photos, ZTE’s U988s has been officially confirmed today. The Chinese company is calling the handset ZTE Geek – which means it’s including it in the same series as the Geek announced in April (which is powered by an Intel Atom Z2580 processor).
The new Geek U988s doesn’t use an Intel chipset, instead relying on an Nvidia Tegra 4 processor clocked at 1.8GHz. As far as we know, this is the world’s first smartphone to be powered by Tegra 4. We’ve seen tablets to feature it (like Toshiba Excite Pro, or HP SlateBook x2), but no smartphones until now.
Unlike the Intel-based ZTE Geek, which sports a 5 inch HD display, the U988s comes with a 5 inch Full HD (1920 x 1080) screen. It further features Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, 2GB of RAM, an 8MP rear camera with LED flash, 2MP front-facing camera, and MicroSD card support.
The Geek U988s will be launched only in China, exclusively at China Mobile. It’s currently being showcased in a red version, but other colors are likely going to be available, too.
ZTE didn’t say if it’s planning to release any Tegra 4-based smartphones in other markets – but it will probably do it at some point. We’ll let you know.
Via Engadget Chinese