Time was, having a smartphone – or before that, a PDA – made you a geek. Attitudes have shifted dramatically over the years, and mobile electronics have seriously taken over the mainstream. In 2013, the geek may no longer be the user carrying around the smartphone, but the phone itself, upon the announcement of the ZTE Geek.
A phone calling itself the Geek sure better have some serious hardware under its hood in order to earn its nerd cred. To that end, ZTE has hooked the Geek up with one of Intel’s new Clover Trail+ chips, the 2GHz dual-core Intel Z2580. We’ve been seeing an increase in interest in Intel chips from these “off brand” OEMs lately, but the Z2580 here is definitely one of the better ones; it certainly beats what we saw earlier this month from the Xolo X1000, at least.
The Geek will arrive running Android 4.2.2, feature a five-inch 720p screen, 1GB of RAM, 8GB of flash storage, and an 8-megapixel main camera with 1-megapixel front-facer. Powering this all will be a 2300mAh cell. For now, ZTE has remained quiet on just which markets will see the Geek arrive, as well as what it hopes to charge for the phone.