We haven’t heard from ZTE in a while. The company has launched world’s first Tegra 4-powered smartphone in China back in August, dubbed ZTE U988S. This device is now available for purchase for as low as 899 Yuan from several sources in China, one of which we’ve listed as the source link down below (Jingdong Mall). You might or might not like this device, but this price is extremely affordable considering what this device brings to the table.
ZTE U988S features a 5-inch 1080p (1920 x 1080) IPS display along with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage (expandable via MicroSD card up to 64GB). The device is powered by Nvidia’s Tegra 4 quad-core processor clocked at 1.8GHz. 13-megapixel camera is located at the back of the device while you can find a 2-megapixel shooter up front. 2300mAh removable battery ships with the device as well as Android 4.2 which comes pre-installed. The device is available in blue and red color options and it measures 144 x 71 x 9mm. Keep in mind that this is a 3G device.
You get all this for just 899 Yuan, which about $147 dollars, not that it matters considering it’s for sale in China, just wanted to show you how affordable it really is. I really don’t think you can complain about any part of this device considering this price, you get a full HD display, 2GB of RAM, 13-megapixel shooter and a Tegra 4 chip for a really affordable price. This device will quite probably launch internationally under the U988S name but will cost significantly more than it does in China, perhaps even double that price. I’m only guessing at this point of course, who knows, maybe ZTE surprises us and manages to keep the price down on an international level which would be great. I’d really like to try this thing out just to see if it’s as good as it seems. Would you be interested in something like this if ZTE manages to keep the price down? Chinese customers, are you going to get it?