ZTE Announces Intel Atom-Powered ZTE Geek

ZTE has revealed their latest smartphone model that uses an Intel processor rather than the popular ARM processors being used today. Over at the Intel Developers Forum in Beijing, China the company revealed the ZTE Geek that uses a 2GHz Intel 32nm Atom Z2580 processor. This is also the same processor which is used by the Lenovo K900.


ZTE Geek Technical Specifications

  • Android Jelly Bean OS
  • 5-inch HD screen with resolution of up to 1280×720
  • 8-megapixel rear camera
  • 1-megapixel front camera
  • LED supplement light
  • 2300mAh battery

According to Mr. He Shiyo, ZTE EVP and Head of the Mobile Devices Division, “Our recent collaboration with Intel on the ZTE GEEK builds off of the success of the Grand Series and further enhances our competitiveness in the high-end smartphone market. This partnership also will improve customer experiences by providing them with more choices in the market.”

In terms of design the ZTE Geek resembles closely the company’s Grand S model but without the large black ring around the rear camera. The device shown also had a glossy white exterior making it a fingerprint magnet. We’re hoping that the company switches to a matte finish when they make this available in the market.

As far as performance goes there’s still no solid benchmark data available. The company however said that the chip used in this device is twice as fast as that of previous Atom processors for computing and three times faster when rendering graphics. It’s also going to be more power efficient. Judging from the first generation Atom processors that we have seen we doubt that the upgraded specs of the new processor can match the latest chips from Qualcomm that are being used in high end Android devices today.

ZTE is one of the leading smartphone manufacturers of China and the company makes the user experience as their main focus.

via cnet