ZTE Geek announced: 2GHz Clover Trail+ Atom processor

ZTE has something new to boast about from now on: a smartphone which they decided to baptize Geek.

While the name of this handset may cause some raised brows now and then, its price tag is sure to become a great selling asset when it’s officially released. This mid-range creation was first presented during this year’s Intel Developer Forum that took place in Beijing.

The reason why they chose this event: the model has a 2 GHz dual-core Intel Clover Trail+ Atom CPU (or Intel 32nm Atom Z2580) inside it. The new ZTE Geek is somewhat identical in looks to the manufacturer’s Grand S model (minus the latter’s black eye that surrounds its front-facing cam); the finish is glossy white. In terms of body measurement, this phone seems slim.

Among the specifications of the ZTE Geek we find a 5-inch touchscreen packing 720p resolution, Android 4.2 Jelly Bean for operating system, a 2,300 mAh battery, 8 GB of internal storage, 1 GB of RAM and two cameras (a 1-megapixel shooter on the on the front and an 8-megapixel cam on the back with LED flash).

The display of this smartphone comes with Corning Gorilla Glass for extra protection.

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The connectivity department includes features such as GPS, Bluetooth 4.0 LE and 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi (there is no info yet on whether or not the smartphone is going to offer 4G LTE support; but there is compatibility for UMTS 900/2100MHz networks). From what Intel has reported so far, the processor of the ZTE Geek is very fast. they’ve also said that it can reduce power consumption by a lot. This CPU is the one which is integrated on Lenovo’s K900, too.

ZTE doesn’t seem to be in a hurry when it comes to when and how much their Geek smartphone will be launched/cost. However, the company is expected to disclose this kind of information somewhere this year.