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And here is a $160 quad-core Android smartphone from ZTE

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And here is a $160 quad-core Android smartphone from ZTE
And here is a $160 quad-core Android smartphone from ZTE
Yup, you read the title correctly. ZTE has announced a new Android smartphone priced at only 999 yuan, which equals to about $160. That's a pretty good price considering the kind of hardware that has been tucked inside the handset: quad-core Tegra 3 processor by NVIDIA clocked at 1.3GHz, 1GB of RAM, 4.3-inch WVGA screen, and 2,000mAh battery. There is also a 5-megapixel camera on its back capable of capturing 1080p video, and a front-facing snapper for video chats. All of that is contained inside a 9-millimeter body.

The ZTE U950, as the smartphone is called, can be ordered on November 11 by the first 100,000 customers who reserve a unit, with further stock probably scheduled to arrive at a later date. At this time, the device seems meant to be offered on the Chinese market only.

source: 139shop via Engadget

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posted on 30 Oct 2012, 04:46

1. Beauterham (Posts: 3; Member since: 30 Oct 2012)


maybe it's good for kids.

posted on 30 Oct 2012, 04:47 4

2. MeoCao (unregistered)


Nice stuff but nothing compares to Nexus 4, gorgeous device.

posted on 30 Oct 2012, 04:48 2

3. Beauterham (Posts: 3; Member since: 30 Oct 2012)


that's what i was thinking too, just buy nexus 4 and you will be satisfied for ever, this thing is just good for kids.

posted on 30 Oct 2012, 04:49 6

4. darkskoliro (Posts: 997; Member since: 07 May 2012)


wasn't intended to be compared to that, this is really great from ZTE providing nice specs at a very nice price.

posted on 30 Oct 2012, 05:11 2

5. phil2n (Posts: 476; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)


Indeed it is. They are the savior of the people who cant afford expensive smartphone, Yet they provide the same experience

posted on 30 Oct 2012, 06:22 1

11. MeoCao (unregistered)


I agree that this ZTE device is nice, but same experience as Nexus 4?

posted on 30 Oct 2012, 14:23

22. bayusuputra (Posts: 943; Member since: 12 Feb 2012)


same quad core experience.. but not necessarily means Nexus experience, or flagship experience.. you know, those Tegra optimised games..

posted on 30 Oct 2012, 05:44 1

8. richardyarrell2011 (banned) (Posts: 510; Member since: 16 Mar 2011)


Can't help but laugh the Galaxy Note 2 pisses all over this ZTE bum device. Matter of fact the Nexus 4 is also useless.. GalaxyNote 2 rules all believe that..

posted on 30 Oct 2012, 06:19 1

10. MeoCao (unregistered)


Note 2 is nice too but still cannot compare to Nexus 4, the reason is screen, Note 2 screen has a bluish tint while Engadget says Nexus 4 screen is better than One X.

You are obviously a fan of Note 2 and there's nothing wrong, I can understand that but Nexus 4 rules.

posted on 30 Oct 2012, 14:05

21. XPERIA-KNIGHT (unregistered)


I agree, this nexus 4 is going to rule with an iron fist! and with the price its going to be available for it will definitely "rule out" the competition.

posted on 30 Oct 2012, 08:10

17. thephonedude (Posts: 60; Member since: 27 Oct 2012)


Dude u can't simply compare a 5.5 incher to this =.= i hate it when all these note 2 fan boys made oh-yeah-note2-always-better comments.

posted on 30 Oct 2012, 08:59

18. ardent1 (Posts: 1999; Member since: 16 Apr 2011)


It's $160 and it runs on android like the Nexus.

People with money to burn will buy the Nexus, but more people can afford this device.

The truth is that as android devices flood the market, it makes it difficult to spend $400 to $500 more for a top of the line device while being locked into a 2-year contract when you can buy mid-tier android devices for $150 to $170 every 6 months with each device getting better spec's, respectively.

posted on 30 Oct 2012, 05:15 8

6. itsjustJOH (Posts: 104; Member since: 18 Oct 2012)


For $160, you get snooped by the Chinese government.

posted on 30 Oct 2012, 06:29 1

13. snowman (Posts: 11; Member since: 07 Oct 2012)


Don't forget, the US has its "Patriot (snooping) Act" too? I wonder who else is snooping, the British for sure! The Russians and Israelis maybe also! It's a fairly global club! Open to all governments!

posted on 30 Oct 2012, 07:03

15. RaKithAPeiRiZ (Posts: 1379; Member since: 29 Dec 2011)


Alex Jones ...is that you ?

posted on 30 Oct 2012, 05:28 1

7. loken (Posts: 462; Member since: 09 May 2012)


the price is a steal..

posted on 30 Oct 2012, 05:50 1

9. ryq24 (Posts: 534; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


zte like hwawei and lenovo are coming out with cheap smartphones but with great features. its only a matter of time before all three are in the top 5 mobile makers in the world.

posted on 30 Oct 2012, 06:35

14. pikapowerize (banned) (Posts: 1869; Member since: 03 May 2012)


haha... yeah... but actually in the philippines the like of cherry mobile (but they only re-release their new phones by other manufacturer, like karbonn or aniol of india) myphone, and starmobile...they make very very cheap phones!

like this!!http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O-4zYbHmxZY&feature=youtu.be

posted on 30 Oct 2012, 09:02

19. ardent1 (Posts: 1999; Member since: 16 Apr 2011)


Just about everyone is coming out with cheap or bargain basement android devices. Samsung sells more cheap android crap than it's high end stuff.

posted on 30 Oct 2012, 06:26 1

12. pikapowerize (banned) (Posts: 1869; Member since: 03 May 2012)


WTF!!! android phones are getting cheaper!!!

oh well this is a chinese phone... it dont surprise me that much!!! oh oh my gosh... tegra 3?!

posted on 30 Oct 2012, 07:18

16. mercorp (Posts: 984; Member since: 28 Jan 2012)


I hope this is not a lemon...

posted on 30 Oct 2012, 09:28

20. kindlefireowner (Posts: 443; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)


Every ZTE smartphone released in the USA has been garbage. They even manage to mess up a windows phone recently. Don't let the specs fool you.

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