ZTE U988S might land as the world's first Tegra 4 phone, see how it looks like


After the first leaked renders of the ZTE U988S, purportedly the world's first Tegra 4 phone, we have been now sent press pics in flesh and blood... errr, red coloring. The "world's first" title seems to be highly dependent on whether ZTE or Xiaomi with its Mi3 put their Tegra 4-laden devices on the shelves.

The handset is supposed to have a mighty 1.8 GHz Tegra 4 processor inside, which scores about on par with the feisty Snapdragon 800 chipset, and also enlist a 5" Full HD 1080p display, 2 GB of RAM, 13 MP rear camera and a 2 MP front cam, microSD card slot, and be pretty thin at 9mm. Android 4.2.1 has allegedly made it to the handset, and  it might land under any number of aliases registered for ZTE lately, though Mustang is likely out of the question.

Thanks for the tip, @leakschina!

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14 Comments

1. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Not bad!

2. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

Why is the screen not turned on ? Did it ran out of battery already ?

5. FlushGordon unregistered

They ran out of OEM customers as well simply because this chip is too bloody expensive for what it can offer.

3. FlushGordon unregistered

I LOL @ these idiots who are expecting too much from this chip. Go ahead drool, then cry at the end how you wish you coud've had a Snapdragon800 instead

4. Diego!

Posts: 867; Member since: Jun 15, 2009

Nice! It even has a dedicated camera shutter!!! Bring it on! ^^

6. ajac09

Posts: 1482; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

sadly to late though tegra 4 if it had come out earlier in 2013 would have been amazing now..

7. Tsepz_GP

Posts: 1175; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

Can't wait to see how this beast of a chipset does, I love how these ARM A15 Cortex CPUs don't need to be clocked at over 2GHz to show great results :)

10. Felix_Gatto

Posts: 942; Member since: Jul 03, 2013

It's not a "Beast" but it's a "Monster". It'll be safer if ZTE seal it in a tablet.

8. Felix_Gatto

Posts: 942; Member since: Jul 03, 2013

I hope it could have a huge battery(more than 3000 mah) to tame the "Monster" inside this smartphone.

9. yowanvista

Posts: 341; Member since: Sep 20, 2011

Should be the cut down Tegra 4i, the fully fledged Tegra 4 is a battery hog.

12. hisaak

Posts: 19; Member since: Apr 12, 2013

Any numbers to support your claims? Or you just repeat the myth you heard somewhere else?

11. DarkShadow

Posts: 51; Member since: Feb 01, 2013

not bad at all... good for ZTE

13. Mobilephile

Posts: 165; Member since: Nov 25, 2012

If its gonna have flagship specs, it needs a flagship design. This look is mediocre at best.

14. rquandt

Posts: 1; Member since: Jul 09, 2013

These shots are from the chinese communications authority called TENAA. No press shots at all. Would be kinda disappointing if zte would publish this kinda crap as press shots, right? :P This where the pics come from: xxxx://shouji.tenaa.com.cn/mobile/MobileDetail.asp​x?code=RtrCLqU9FTwETY57%2bt72BGgV4Qkk0q1V interesting phone arena is hyping some @leakschina account for this, when there's nothing particularly "leaky" about it. Will every site now start some weird "xxleaksxx" twittering to make it look special? important to put watermarks on it and hide the original (and publicly available) source, to make it seem like you did something "exclusive".

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