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ZTE U9810 smartphone leaks with dual-core CPU and 4 GB of RAM (?!?)

March 1, 2013
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We’ve been picking up plenty of bonkers stories lately from China, including one about a phablet with a 32 MP camera (!), but nothing could ever beat today’s report.

According to GizChina, ZTE is working on a U9810 phone that’s going to pack 4 GB of RAM. Uhm, what?!? Four? Why not 14? Or 40? It would sound equally as insane, and, to be frank, as useless and idiotic.

Have you ever held a phone with 1 gig of RAM in your hands? We have, plenty of them in fact. And most of them are blazing fast and awesome when it comes to multitasking. We’ve even spent some quality time with phones packing 2 GB of RAM and, in a nutshell, they’re smooth no matter how many different apps you run at a time.

But if you’re still not convinced 4 GB of random-access memory is a bad idea, let’s see what other features this ZTE U9810 is expected to rock. We’ve got a 5-inch 1,280 x 720 pixels resolution panel and a 1.7 GHz unnamed dual-core processor.


Oh, yeah, a 720p screen and a dual-core CPU would definitely benefit from being coupled with 4 gigs of RAM (that was sarcasm, mmkay?).

But let’s back up for a second. How do we know this ZTE phone will come with these specs? We don’t, but we have a leaked doc “confirming” them. Well, there you have it. Either the leak is phony, or there’s a typo in there. We think it’s the latter, but that’s just a guess.

Another puzzling feature mentioned in the doc is five band frequency support – GSM, WCDMA, TD-SCDMA, FDD-LTE and TD-LTE. That also sounds pretty crazy, but at this point we’re willing to let it slide.

The bits of normality listed include 16 GB of on-board storage, microSD support, a 13 MP rear-facing camera, a 1 MP front snapper and Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. All things considered, do you think the ZTE U9810 is real? Could it possibly come with more than 2 GB of RAM? Why would it?