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ZTE announces Geek smartphone with 2GHz Intel Atom processor

ZTE Geek is first smartphone to use Clover Trail+ processor

ZTE Geek Intel Atom Clover Trail+

ZTE has announced the Geek, the first smartphone in the world to use a 2GHz Intel Atom processor.

Revealed at the Intel Developer Forum (IDF) in Beijing, ZTE's Geek is the first to come with Intel's 32nm Z2580 Atom processor clocked at 2GHz. Unfortunately, there's no word on how much the Geek will cost or when it will be released. See also: ZTE Grand S hands-on review.

"Our recent collaboration with Intel on the ZTE Geek builds on the success of the Grand Series and further enhances our competitiveness in the high-end smartphone market," said He Shiyou, Head of Mobile at ZTE. "This partnership will also improve customer experiences by providing them with more choices in the market."

The ZTE Geek features a 5in screen with a 720p resolution and runs Android 4.2 Jelly Bean. Other specifications include 8GB of internal storage, 1GB of RAM, an 8Mp rear camera, 1Mp front facing camera and a 2300mAh battery. See also: ZTE Grand X review.

ZTE said that tests show the Clover Trail+ processor is twice as fast as Intel's previous chip. Furthermore, it is three times as fast in terms of graphics. We look forward to benchmarking the Geek when we get our hands on it.

ZTE has already launched devices with Intel processors such as the V98 tablet and the Grand X IN smartphone.

The firm has also announced that it plans to ship twice as many smartphones this year than it did during 2012. ZTE is the number four mobile handset manufacturer, according to IDC.

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