Quad-core smartphones are quickly becoming commonplace, so it’s only natural that their price tags will keep getting smaller as time goes on. Maybe we weren’t expecting them to become quite so cheap so quickly, however.
ZTE just announced its new U950 smartphone, which offers a 1.3GHz NVIDIA Tegra 3 quad-core processor, and is priced at a mere 999 yuan (approx. $160).
Other internals include 1GB of RAM, 4 GB of internal storage, and a 2,000 mAh battery. It has a 5-megapixel rear-facing camera, plus a VGA front-facing camera, and a 4.3-inch display. All of which is packed into a svelte shell that measures just 9mm thick.
The U950 is running Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich out of the box, but with a quad-core processor under the hood, it’s likely a Jelly Bean upgrade will be coming later on.
While the U950 may not be a truly high-end device, its tiny price tag means it could be a very attractive alternative to other quad-core Android smartphones — particularly for those who are interested in owning a capable handset without spending too much of their hard-earned cash.
The U950 is available to order from November 11 in China, and the first 100,000 people who register their interest will get first dibs.
Are you interested in the ZTE U950?