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ZTE Geek: A mainstream alternative to the Samsung Galaxy S4 smartphone?

ZTE has unveiled a new smartphone, the Geek, at Intel’s Developer Forum (IDF) in China, one which is powered by an Intel Atom processor, the Z2580, the same that powers the Lenovo IdeaPhone K900, one which was unveiled in February at Mobile World Congress.

The processor used is fabbed on a 32nm process, is clocked at 2GHz, comes with a PowerVR SGX540 GPU and uses Intel’s Clovertrail+ technology which, according to Intel, is twice as fast as is predecessor while consuming less power.

The ZTE Geek comes with a 5in 1,280 x 720 pixel display, 1GB of RAM, 8GB onboard storage, a 1-megapixel front facing camera, an 8-megapixel rear one, a 2,300mAh battery and Android 4.2 Jelly Bean.

ZTE unveiled the Grand S at CES in January earlier this year and while the Geek comes with some interesting features, it won’t be the top of the range model.

The Geek will be an interesting and cheaper alternative to the Samsung Galaxy S4 which comes with a quad-core processor, a full HD display and much better features. We suspect that ZTE’s device however will be significantly cheaper though. ZTE hasn’t confirmed whether it will be available in the UK.