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ZTE Grand Era U985 coming to China soon with quad-core processor

The China based consumer electronics company, ZTE, is out with another awesome smart phone for this year. The smart phone, ZTE Grand Era U985, is power packed, but there is some sad news. The company has no intentions of releasing this beast on to the streets of the US, or any other market as of now. The company says that this will be released only in China, where it has a relatively strong market.

So what does the smart phone offer? Well, to begin with, it will run on a powerful quad core Tegra 3 processor. The ZTE Grand Era U985 will have a beautiful 4.5 inch 720p display. The rear facing camera will be a standard 8MP shooter. And since the smart phone is going to be released only in China, the ZTE Grand Era U985 will have support for only the local TD-SCDMA networks.

The company also claims that this is the world’s slimmest quad core Android smart phone with a thickness of just 7.9 mm (but an all-round thickness of 8.6 mm). We will be updating you if, by any chance, this comes anywhere near the US. But for now, the press release is after the break.


18 September 2012, Shenzhen, China – ZTE Corporation (“ZTE”) (H share stock code: 0763.HK / A share stock code: 000063.SZ), a publicly-listed global provider of telecommunications equipment, network solutions and mobile devices, today announced at PT/EXPO COMM CHINA 2012 it will debut sales of its ultra-thin quad-core Grand Era U985 model smartphone in China.

During the expo, the company also display a range of cutting-edge products such as smartphones, tablet PCs and high-speed data cards and chips.

The Grand Era U985 is a historical breakthrough in domestic handsets: It contains a PC-class Nvidia Tegra 3 quad-core CPU and operates on the advanced Android 4.0 platform. It also has 3D acceleration capacity, an 8M-pixel BSI AF HD camera and a 4.5-inch HD retinal screen at a resolution of 1280×720. It is ultra-thin, with an average thickness of 8.6mm and a thickness of 7.9mm at its slimmest section. It is currently the thinnest available quad-core handset. The Grand Era also adheres to an expert-class hardware and software safety protection standard called “Palm Manager,” which was independently developed by ZTE.

“The Grand Era has opened the door to the quad-core era for ZTE smart phones,” said ZTE Executive Vice President Mr. He Shiyou. “We believe these products will produce a butterfly effect across the industry, domestically and abroad.”

ZTE will also display additional powerful quad-core phone models at the expo including the Grand Era V985 and the Grand Era LTE. It will also display dual-core dual HD upscale terminal products such as the Grand V970 and Grand U930.


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