It has been a little over six months since Nvidia unveiled its next-gen Tegra 4 processor. While we were genuinely impressed with its performance and especially its monster 72-core GPU, it seems smartphone OEMs were not as impressed, as most of them opted for Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 600 and 800 series.
So while we’ve seen a few tablets featuring the Nvidia Tegra 4, we hadn’t seen a smartphone unveiled with the processor. That is until now, after a leaked press shot and some rumored specs have unveiled what looks to be the world’s first Tegra 4 smartphone, the ZTE U988S. No this isn’t the leaned down version, the Tegra 4i, this is the full fat, quad-core (well 4+1) A15 version.
The smartphone is rumored to feature a quad-core Tegra 4 clocked at 1.8Ghz, a 5-inch Full HD display, 2GB of RAM, a 13 MP rear camera, a microSD slot and Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, all in a slim 9mm thick frame. The only missing pieces of information are the battery size, an official name and unveiling, and the most important piece of the puzzle, the price.
Would you be interested in the ZTE U988S? Do you prefer the Tegra 4 over the Snapdragon 800?