How many formal announcements does a smartphone need to boost enough hype to actually go up for sale? In the case of ZTE’s Geek U988S, at least three.
But at long last, the oddly named 5-incher has become available in distant China, being slated for commercial launches in the rest of Asia and probably Europe too over the next couple of months.
Despite sharing its name with a handheld that’s been around for a good 90 days now, the Geek (new Geek, other Geek, Geek 2?) is really a one-of-a-kind phone, being the world’s first to pack quad-core power courtesy of an Nvidia Tegra 4 chip.
You know, the sequel to the immensely successful Tegra 3 that unfortunately appears incapable of gaining a real foothold due to lagginess and, most of all, due to being a power hog. Yet for the price of this U988S, 1,888 Yuan or $307, it sure deserves some public attention.
More so as its other technical specifications spell high-end mobile technology, from a 5-inch Full HD screen to pre-loaded Android 4.2 Jelly Bean to 2 gigs of RAM to 13 MP rear-facing camera. Well, not the 2,300 mAh battery or lack of microSD support, but you can’t have it all. Besides, the Geek is quite the looker, so all in all, ZTE’s efforts to make it known may not go in vain.
<Source: Phone Arena>