It is not the first time that we hear abort the ZTE Geek. The device was unveiled during the Intel Developer Forum (IDF) in Beijing back in July. The specs hinted at an upper mid-range handset with a 2 GHz dual-core Intel Atom and a 720p screen. Good, but not overly impressive. Surprisingly, in mid July, new rumors started making rounds suggesting several upgrades to the phone. Sure enough, the ZTE Geek has been officially announced for the second time and it turns out that it includes a new processor and a better screen.
ZTE Geek Tegra 4 SoC Smartphone
The ZTE Geek features a 5-inch display with a 1080p resolution which translates to a pixel density of 294 ppi. The handset is powered by a 1.8 GHz quad-core Tegra 4 SoC, making it the first smartphone ever to come with such a chip.
The phone offers 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB of internal memory. The model announced in April had a microSD slot supporting up to 32 GB cards, however, so far this feature has not been confirmed for the new version of the phone.
The ZTE Geek sports a 13-megapixel rear camera with F2.2 aperture. There is also a 2-megapixel user-facing camera for video chatting and self-portraits.
In terms of connectivity, the phone offers GPRS, EDGE, WLAN, Bluetooth, USB, Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi Hotspot. Power is delivered by a decent 2,300 mAh battery. The ZTE Geek runs Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean.
The device costs 1888 Yuan, or about $310 is available only from China Mobile at the moment.