V987 Is ZTE’s 5-Inch Phone For The Mid-Range Segment

Posted on Jan 18 2013 - 12:47pm by Melissa

ZTE seems to have great news for those who want the Grand S smartphone but do not want to pay for what it costs. A new smartphone that is now known as the V987 comes with a similar design as the Grand S, but comes with lower set of specifications and will supposedly come with as a price tag that is aimed at the mid-range market segment.

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The device was already spotted in the Chinese regulatory database, the country’s regulating body that is akin to the United States’ Federal Communications Commission.

The device also sports a 5-inch display like the Grand S, but its screen has a lower resolution of 1,280 x 720 pixels. For comparison, the Grand S has a 1080p full HD display.

The V987 is also less powerful than the Grand S, running on a 1.2 GHz Mediatek MT6589 chip instead of the 1.5 GHz S4 Pro CPU which comes with the Grand S.

Its RAM is also downsized. While the Grand S offers 2GB of RAM, its cheaper sibling only packs 1GB of system memory.

Likewise, instead of the 13-megapixel rear-facing camera on the Grand S, the V987 will sport an 8-megapixel one.

Both handsets, however, come with Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean out of the box.

Lastly, the ZTE V987’s thicker body allows it to be powered by a 2,500 mAh removable battery while the battery capacity on the Grand S is only 1,780mAh.

It is expected that the device will not be sold as the V987 but come with a different, more memorable name once it gets released.

The V987 should join the U956, another handset from the same electronics company that also comes with a 720p 5-inch display, 8-megapixel camera, and possibly a quad-core processor.

Meanwhile over in the ZTE U956 camp, the design is very different with the handset sporting ZTE’s older looks along with the same 720p 5-inch screen and 8MP camera found in the V987.

Photos and details of the U956 cropped up on GizChina from an unknown source who also claimed the handset would pack a quad-core processor. It is rumored that this smartphone, for its part, will retail at around US$240.

via gizchina

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