ZTE Geek Starts Selling in China by Late-July

Intel-powered smartphones are so few and far between, that each of their launches make big headlines. ZTE Geek, which was announced by the company way back in April, is set homeward. It will launch across Chinese markets by the end of this month. It will make its first retail appearance at Jingdong Mall, China's leading online retailer, whose claim to fame is its unique "three-hour-delivery" guarantee in major Chinese cities. Jingdong will list the Geek on the 25th.

Cheesy naming aside, the Geek offers an interesting feature-set. Its 5-inch screen features, including just a 1280 x 720 pixels resolution; an 8-megapixel primary camera decks its rear; and the phone runs Intel's Atom Z2580 "Clover Trail+" SoC, clocked at 2.00 GHz. The Atom chip is backed by 1 GB of RAM, and 8 GB of expandable storage. The Chinese variant will feature a custom soft-modem that supports TS-CDMA networks local to the country.