ZTE now joins the rising number of phone makers who have invested on Intel x86 technology with the announcement of its latest Intel Atom-powered Android smartphone.
Marketed as the ZTE Grand X IN, the handset runs on a 1.6 GHz Intel Atom Z2460 processor and Google’s Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS) operating system.
It features a 4.3-inch screen, 1 GB of RAM, HSPA+ speeds of up to 21 Mbps, an 8-megapixel rear-facing camera, and a 1650 mAh battery.
The ZTE Grand X IN measures 127x65x9.9 mm, weighs 140 g, and will hit the European market this month, but the Chinese phone maker has yet to reveal its pricing details.
ZTE’s foray into Intel x86 technology follows Motorola’s commitment to the chip maker’s mobile processors.
Intel, the world’s leading producer of semiconductor chips, aims to cut a slice from ARM’s impressive market share in the mobile industry.