The Geek packs a punch.
Smartphones have evolved at an incredible pace. When you think back to the first Android phone, the T-Mobile G1, with a 528 MHz Qualcomm processor and less than 200 MB of RAM, it's hard to believe we're now walking around with today's quad-core smartphones in our pockets. ZTE today announced a new smartphone with a 2 GHz CPU under the hood.
Dubbed the ZTE Geek (sigh), it packs an Intel Atom Z2580 processor. It's actually one of the first phones to use this particular Atom chip, the Clover Trail+. It also boasts a 5-inch display (1280 x 720), 1 GB of RAM, 8 GB of on-board storage, a 2,300 mAh battery and Android 4.2 Jelly Bean. Processor aside, it's not out of this world in terms of hardware (the upcoming Galaxy S4 has at least a quad core if not an octa core CPU, 2 GB of RAM and up to 64 GB of storage). Still, it gets points for being the first Z2580 phone.
Specs aside, there's no word on when (or if) this phone will be launched stateside, so it's entirely possible that while the Geek is one of the first Z2580-powered phones, it might not be the first one launched in the United States. We'll keep you posted!