JUST IN: ZTE Geek U988S outed as world's first Tegra 4 phone, headed to China Mobile Mobile
SOURCE: Engadget July 15
China's TENAA certification database is notorious for leaking mobile devices, but this time ZTE's learned that if you can't beat it, then just play along with it. After this U988S was leaked by TENAA recently, ZTE decided to share some product shots on a forum and Sina Weibo ahead of time.
What's more, the company confirmed that this red device is actually the China Mobile version of the Geek, but the Intel chip has been replaced by NVIDIA's upcoming Tegra 4. As teased before, this will likely make the new Geek the world's first phone to pack this quad-core chip, which will be clocked at 1.8GHz and will have 2GB of RAM, according to the TENAA filing.
Other changes include the 5-inch LCD upgrade from 1,280 x 720 to 1,920 x 1,080 resolution, plus the front-facing camera is now at 2 megapixels instead of just 1. On the other hand, the old 8-megapixel main camera is here to stay. Sadly, this particular device will only work on China Mobile's TD-SCDMA network, meaning the rest of the world will have to stay tuned for a global version. Let's hope that this wouldn't take too long.
PS: ZTE previously announced that the ZTE Geek would be powered by Clovertrail, but now the Intel chip has been replaced by Tegra 4. ZTE probably found out the truth the hard way before the recent benchmark scandal broke out - the Intel part simply did not perform to snuff. lol, I bet JH is now LHAO.