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

 
There are 22 comments

Man I was genuinely interested until I saw 5" 720p display.

PiotrekDG says:

Bleh, still 32nm... how is this supposed to be energy efficient?

Joe H. says:

What mobile processor has anything smaller than 32nm?

trenchkato says:

The Qualcomm snapdragon 4 is 28nm

afv011 says:

Qualcomm's S4, released in 2012, is 28nm, and the successors are too.

Joe H. says:

That's right. I got my numbers confused. My mistake

Jay Holm says:

Intel is doing business with a Chinese company, boy is that lame. Intel is desperate!

jeffrok says:

ZTE isn't the only Chinese company Intel does business with.. by far.

return_0 says:

Ever heard of Lenovo?

imcaius says:

"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.

brendilon says:

No kidding Sherlock? Maybe that's why he said "not cutting-edge".

mikepahl318 says:

re-re, he said "IF NOT cutting edge".

dscribe says:

All true, but I'd not call it reasonably high end either. More like mid-ranged.

jean15paul says:

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

dscribe says:

Maybe...a processor alone does not a great phone make.

jeffrok says:

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

knx240 says:

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

return_0 says:

I don't think you know what "geek" means.

piizzadude says:

Yeah Alex you really missed the mark with everything after '' cutting edge''

jean15paul says:

2nd best smartphone name EVER! (2nd only to "J Butterfly".) I really hope it's not just a codename.

return_0 says:

Sigh. Ruined it with the 1GB of RAM.

thdarkshadow says:

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