ZTE Geek

Runs Intel's new CloverTrail+ Z2580 32nm CPU at 2GHz

ZTE sends word of a newly-announced device at the Intel Developer Forum in Beijing, China. The ZTE Geek (yes, that's actually it's name) packs the latest smartphone chip from Intel -- the CloverTrail+-based Atom Z2580 at 2GHz -- alongside Android 4.2 Jelly Bean. The device's other specs are reasonably high-end, if not cutting-edge. It's got 1GB of RAM and 8GB of internal storage, a 5-inch 720p display and an 8-megapixel rear camera.

With the latest Intel CPU and the latest version of Android (not to mention its unconventional name and IDF unveiling) it's possible ZTE might be aiming this device at tech enthusiasts rather than average consumers. We'll have to wait and see how the manufacturer markets the Geek in the months ahead.

The new handset follows on from ZTE's previous collaboration with Intel, in the mid-range Grand X IN, released late last year. ZTE reps weren't able to confirm whether the Geek will see release in the UK or anywhere else outside of China, nor was there any information on release timeframes or pricing.

Source: ZTE

 

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ZTE Geek announced: next-gen Intel CPU plus Android 4.2

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"The device's other specs are reasonably high-end, if not cutting-edge. It's got 1GB of RAM and 8GB of internal storage, a 5-inch 720p display and an 8-megapixel rear camera."

That is not cutting edge.

That may be true, but Intel's CloverTrail+ Z2580 32nm CPU at 2GHz is still a pretty big deal. If the processor lives up to expectations, this thing should FLY! #fastestmidrangeEVER

Amount of RAM in an Android phone is overrated.. 8GB of internal storage is low, but nothing a micro-sd card can't help.

Geek? More like Weak! 1GB of Ram with 8GB of internal storage and 720p display. No geek is going to buy this phone. Fail.

The name makes me cringe haha. I would like to see that Intel processor in action just to see where Intel is in the mobile game this year. I don't expect it to beat top of the line CPUs but hopefully it will pack quite a large punch