Budget 5" ZTE phablet poses for the camera, has a quad-core chip

16 January, 2013 | Comments (26) | Post your comment

Tags: ZTE, Android, Touch UI

The battle of the fast, yet affordable smartphones continues in China, as ZTE is entering the arena with their not so sexy called U956 MT6589.

The peculiar name aside, the affordable ZTE smartphone packs a 5" display of HD resolution and features the quad-core MediaTek MT6589 chipset. In fact, that's the same chip powering the Huawei G520, which is yet another budget offering.

Additionally, the 5" ZTE smartphone also packs dual-SIM slots as well as an 8MP main camera with LED flash, 1GB of RAM and a microSD card slot. We'll have more information once the device is officially announced.

Another thing the U956 MT6589 has in common with its Huawei rival is the China Mobile carrier. While the Huawei smartphone is coming with a $225 price tag, the ZTE U956 is a tad more expensive at $240. It should be available for customers of the operator very soon, though no specifics were given.

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Budget 5" ZTE phablet poses for the camera, has a quad-core chip - reader comments

  • Lvcio

That does not matter, because if they are Android OS You can put whatever launcher you want and customize it anyway, So you argument is invalid :)

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  • 2013-12-17 17:07
  • LJJI
  • Anonymous

I think ZTE is missing the point: their phones have great hardware specs, but their UI looks ufinished with those terrible looking apps they added instead of stock ones.

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  • 2013-01-17 20:13
  • JK$C
  • 5 inches

I have lost count of how many 5" smartphones coming in 2013. But that's a good thing because large screen lovers will have more choices.

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  • 2013-01-17 16:43
  • tVwN