The ZTE Geek has to be one of the strangest named devices I’ve seen. Yes most of us are all geeks and the name will appeal to some, surely they could have come up with something a little better, maybe “Grand S Memo IN” or something.
ZTE have today announced the ZTE GEEK, which is the first ZTE smartphone powered by Intel’s new 32nm Atom™ processor Z2580, at the Intel Developer Forum (IDF) in Beijing, China.
As to be expected ZTE are excited about the latest device. ZTE EVP and Head of the Mobile Devices Division, Mr. He Shiyou had the following to say.
“Our recent collaboration with Intel on the ZTE GEEK builds on the success of the Grand Series and further enhances our competitiveness in the high-end smartphone market,”
He then added.
“This partnership will also improve customer experiences by providing them with more choices in the market.”
Spec wise it seems that the Geek is going to be a Grand Memo with an Intel chip. Here are the specs.
- 5-inch HD screen
- Resolution of up to 1280×720
- Android 4.2 Jelly Bean
- 8GB eMMC
- 1 GB RAM
- 8-megapixel rear camera
- 1-megapixel front camera
- LED supplement light
- 2300mAh battery
- Intel 32nm Atom™ processor Z2580, frequency 2.0GHZ.
I’m quite interested in these next generation Intel chips for phones. The battery savings could be really something special, although the mid range spec and usual struggle to obtain a ZTE device in the UK may prove too much for me and this phone. No pictures yet, I’ll update the article if and when ZTE send us some.
10 April 2013, Shenzhen, China – ZTE (“ZTE”) (H share stock code: 0763.HK / A share stock code: 000063.SZ), a publicly-listed global provider of telecommunications equipment, network solutions and mobile devices, has debuted the ZTE GEEK, the first ZTE smartphone powered by Intel’s new 32nm Atom™ processor Z2580, at the Intel Developer Forum (IDF) in Beijing, China.
The ZTE GEEK has a 5-inch HD screen with resolution of up to 1280×720. It runs on the Android 4.2 Jelly Bean OS and has 8GB eMMC+1GBRAM. It also features an 8-megapixel rear camera, 1-megapixel front camera, an LED supplement light, and a 2300mAh large-capacity battery. The phone is powered by the Intel’s new 32nm Atom™ processor Z2580, which has a CPU frequency of 2.0GHZ. Tests show that compared to Intel’s previous processor, the Clover Trail+ processor is twice as fast for computing and three times as fast for graphics. It also reduces power consumption.
“Our recent collaboration with Intel on the ZTE GEEK builds on the success of the Grand Series and further enhances our competitiveness in the high-end smartphone market,” said ZTE EVP and Head of the Mobile Devices Division, Mr. He Shiyou. “This partnership will also improve customer experiences by providing them with more choices in the market.”
This year marks the seventh consecutive year for the IDF in Beijing. It is Intel’s premier event and is a major event for the communications industry. ZTE is also showcasing its V98 tablet and Grand X IN smartphone at the IDF. Both devices use Intel chips.
ZTE has long emphasised the importance of user experiences. A key component of this is its longstanding partnership with Intel. When Intel first entered the mobile microchip field in 2012, ZTE released its first Intel-based smartphone, the Grand X IN, shortly thereafter. This allowed ZTE to become the first company to launch a flagship smartphone powered by an Intel processor in the European market. The Grand X IN later became become the best-selling smartphone in Austria.
Over the past two years, ZTE has stepped up efforts in the smart device arena. The new Intel phone is a significant component of the company’s 2011 strategy to shift toward high-end products.