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ZTE Geek with NVIDIA Tegra 4 SoC officially announced in Beijing

ZTE Geek

Roughly two months ago, we stumbled across the ZTE Geek smartphone which was allegedly going to be the world’s first handset with the NVIDIA Tegra 4 SoC. And the smartphone has now gone official, although its hardware and features were no secret. ZTE announced the smartphone at the International Telecommunication Exhibition being held in Beijing. The hardware remains unchanged from previous leaks, but here’s a refresher anyways.

The ZTE Geek U988S packs a decent 5 inch 1080p display, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage with a microSD card slot, 13MP camera on the back accompanied by a 2MP front camera, a 1.8 GHz NVIDIA Tegra 4 chipset, a paltry 2,300 mAh battery and Android 4.2 Jelly Bean. The smartphone is only available in China for the time being through China Mobile and appears to be incompatible with global 3G networks. Pricing has been set at 1,888 Chinese Yuan or $308, which is pretty impressive considering the hardware it packs.

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NVIDIA’s Tegra 4 SoC hasn’t received enough support from manufacturers as Qualcomm currently dominates the mobile chipset industry with its Snapdragon 600 and Snapdragon 800 line of chipsets. NVIDIA’s Tegra Note and the NVIDIA Shield handheld gaming console feature the Tegra 4 SoC though.

Source: WeiPhone (Translated)

Via: Phone Arena