Sunday, April 14, 2013

ZTE presents the Geek, an Intel powered Android handset

ZTE Geek

ZTE presented the new ZTE Geek at the Intel Developers Forum in Beijing, China. This 5-inch smartphone has been built in collaboration with Intel and features a 2 GHz Intel Atom processor (strange how higher clocked Atom processors perform similarly to ARM chipsets clocked much lower).

The ZTE Geek smartphone includes a 8 megapixel camera with LED flash and a front-facing 1 megapixel camera for video chat. It runs on Android 4.2 Jelly Bean and its HD touch screen has a 1,280x720-pixel resolution and it's equipped with Gorilla Glass. As for storage, it has has 8GB of internal memory and 1GB. A generous 2,300mAh battery completes the package.

Mr. He Shiyou, ZTE EVP and Head of the Mobile Devices Division said

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.

Despite its bland name, the ZTE looks solid and may have its followers if priced right. The specifications are nothing to write home about when compared to the market leaders, but it seems that ZTE is also looking after the high-end and not only the budget segment.

ZTE did say the Geek will be widely available, but the availability date was not mentioned. Until then, you can learn more about the ZTE Geek at the Smartphone Gallery.