ZTE Debuts the Latest Intel Inside ZTE GEEK at IDF 2013
Intel Developer Forum Spring 2013
SHENZHEN, China -- April 10, 2013
ZTE today announced it has debuted the ZTE GEEK, the first ZTE smartphone
powered by Intel’s new 32nm Atom™ processor platform Z2580, at the Intel
Developer Forum (IDF) Spring 2013 at the China National Convention Center in
The ZTE GEEK has a 5-inch HD screen with resolution of up to 1280x720. It runs
on the Android Jelly Bean OS and has 8GB eMMC+1GBRAM. It also has an
8-megapixel rear camera, 1-megapixel front camera, an LED supplement light,
and a 2300mAh large-capacity battery. The phone is powered by the Intel’s new
32nm Atom™ processor platform Z2580, which has a CPU frequency of 2.0GHZ.
Tests show that compared to Intel’s previous processor, the Clover Trail+
processor is twice as fast for computing and three times as fast for graphics.
It also reduces power consumption.
“Our recent collaboration with Intel on the ZTE GEEK builds off of the success
of the Grand Series and further enhances our competitiveness in the high-end
smartphone market,” said ZTE EVP and Head of the Mobile Devices Division Mr.
He Shiyou. “This partnership also will improve customer experiences by
providing them with more choices in the market.”
This year marks the seventh consecutive for the IDF in Beijing. It is Intel’s
premier event and also is a major event for the communications industry. ZTE
also is showcasing its V98 tablet and Grand X IN smartphone at the IDF. Both
devices use Intel chips.
ZTE has long emphasized the importance of user experiences. A key component of
this is its longstanding partnership with Intel. When Intel first entered the
mobile microchip field in 2012, ZTE released its first Intel-based smartphone,
the Grand X IN, shortly thereafter. This allowed ZTE to become the first
company to launch a flagship smartphone powered by an Intel processor in the
European market. The Grand X IN later became the best-selling smartphone in
Over the past two years, ZTE has stepped up efforts in the smart device arena.
The new Intel phone is a significant component of the company’s 2011 strategy
to shift toward high-end products.
About ZTE Mobile Devices
ZTE is the No. 4 mobile handset manufacturer in the world according to global
industry analyst IDC. ZTE produces a complete range of mobile devices
including mobile phones, tablets, mobile broadband modems and hotspots, and
family desktop integration terminals.
ZTE has partnered with over 230 major carriers and distributors in more than
160 countries and regions around the world, and has strategic partnerships
with 47 of the global top 50 carriers. In 2011, ZTE applied for more
international patents than any other company in the world.
ZTE has focused on the smartphone market in recent years and the ZTE Grand
series, including the Grand S which debuted at CES 2013 and the Grand Memo
which debuted at MWC 2013, highlights ZTE’s transformation into a high-end
flagship smartphone producer and opens a new era for ZTE as a major global
ZTE Mobile devices is a division of ZTE, the global telecommunications
equipment, networks and mobile devices company headquartered in Shenzhen,
China and with a combined 2011 turnover of over $13.7 billion and over 30,000
employees. ZTE is a publicly traded company listed on the Hong Kong and
Shenzhen stock exchanges. www.ztedevices.com.
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