ZTE has a new device called the U887 that is trying to prove that phablets do not have to come with expensive price tags. The device was first spotted on the Gizchina blog, which cites the TENAA certification database as its source for its list of some of the handset’s specifications.
This device, touted as a budget phablet, is quite similar with the Samsung Galaxy Grand, a smartphone that is said to be a Galaxy Note II alternative that the Korean electronics giant recently announced. The ZTE U887 also comes with a screen that measures 5 inches diagonally, just like the Samsung Galaxy Grand. However, its other specifications are notably lower, which is what one should expect for a budget device. For instance, despite the large screen size, the ZTE U887 only has a resolution of 800 x 480 pixels. Under the hood, the U887 sports a 1.2GHz dual core MT6277 CPU from MediaTek, along with just 512 MB of RAM. Its internal storage capacity is quite small, as well, at only 4GB. Its main camera, for its part, is packed with a 5-megapixel sensor, which is low when compared to the 8-megapixel sensor found on the Galaxy Grand. Its secondary camera, meanwhile has a 3-megapixel sensor. The smartphone will come with a 2,000 mAh battery, as well, and support for TD-SCDMA and GSM.
To date, there is still no word on how much the U887 will cost, or when it will hit the market. Its other features, also remain unknown. ZTE, however, might reveal more information about the phablet during CES or Mobile World Congress next year.
According to Gizchina, ZTE has around three to five smartphones that it will be launching in the upcoming month. Apart from the U887, there is also the Nubia Z5, which will be the company’s next flagship, as well as a 5-incher called the Grand S.