ZTE U988S (world’s first Tegra 4 phone) pictured nearing release, gets priced at just $326
The ZTE U988S is now closer than ever to its release date, it seems. This is going to be the world’s first smartphone powered by Nvidia’s Tegra 4 processor, according to ZTE’s claims.
The Tegra 4 was unveiled in January but hasn’t gotten much traction since. The situation is so bad that Nvidia is actually considering making mobile devices itself so it can use the Tegra 4 for something.
But ZTE is apparently standing by Nvidia in these tough times, and has been working on the U988S for quite a while now. We first heard about this handset in early July, and things have certainly progressed since then. ZTE has started sending out review units to Chinese media, and the company has even announced how much the U988S will cost.
And unlike other high-end ZTE phones, this one will be cheap. 1,999 yuan is what you’ll need to pay for it, which right now roughly translates into around $326 or €243. That’s great, considering the specs.
The ZTE U988S has a 5-inch 1080p Full HD touchscreen, a 1.8 GHz Nvidia Tegra 4 CPU, a 13 MP rear camera, 2 GB of RAM, Dolby sound, and it runs Android 4.2 Jelly Bean. It should be in stores in China soon, but since it’s going to be China Mobile-branded we don’t expect it to ever leave the mainland unfortunately. ZTE’s international presence sure could use some handsets with such a price per features ratio.