ZTE U950 launches in China, offering Tegra 3 performance for £99

ZTE U950 launches in China, offering Tegra 3 performance for £99So there we were praising Huawei for its £180 quad-core Honour 2 when along comes ZTE and blows it out the water with its own new cut-price Android superstar, the U950.

And when we say blow out the water, we mean this: a 4.3in Tegra 3-based smartphone with 1GB of RAM going for a ridiculously low £99.

Those waters, of course, are Chinese waters for the time being, where the first wave of 100,000 ZTE U950s will be made available on November 11 priced at 999 yuan (£99).

There's no indication whether that means only this first batch will be sold at that price, or whether ZTE is simply just stoking the anticipation fires. It's an approach that seemed to work well for the record-setting Xiaomi M1 earlier this year.

In terms of the spec, aside from the quad-core Tegra 3 processor it's understandably a fair bit more basic sounding than the Huawei Honour 2 we heard about earlier today.

Aside from that 4.3in display, which is housed in a 9mm-thick chassis, the ZTE U950 also dishes up 1GB of RAM as we mentioned, plus 4GB of internal storage, a 5-megapixel camera plus front-facing VGA cam, 2,000mAh battery and Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich – a disappointment despite the price.

Don't be expecting this one to arrive in the UK, but ZTE can't really be criticised for its attention to the entry-level Android market locally, so we'll not grumble too much.

Via Engadget

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6 comments

Stelph  Oct. 30, 2012 at 11:22

If it makes it over here it would definalty pull back in the ZTE Blade crowd like last time, battery seems a little light and no mention of micro SD which would be a mistake

Tegra 3 in a 4.3" screen phone? If I was going Android this is what I would get! ZTE heres my wallet, take what you want

Pondlife  Oct. 30, 2012 at 11:44

Fairly sure it will have micro sd. Doubt it will make it over but would easily sell a fair few at that price if it does. Battery isn't that bad I didn't think.

matt101101 / MOD  Oct. 30, 2012 at 12:44

Honestly, this might be worth an import if you could be bothered to wait for it and recognised that any warranty claim would be almost entirely hopeless.

Stelph  Oct. 30, 2012 at 12:58

Honestly, this might be worth an import if you could be bothered to wait for it and recognised that any warranty claim would be almost entirely hopeless.

I agree, I think it would be a steal even at £149 if ZTE wanted to make a bit of a profit (assuming they are actually making a profit at £99)

Pondlife  Oct. 30, 2012 at 13:11

Wonder if one of the networks might take it on like the blade or g300...

hajj_3  Oct. 31, 2012 at 23:31

That price is without tax though, over here it would be £130-140 most likely, assuming zte didn't want to milk money out of us in which case they could charge upto £160.

It is possible we could import these for around £115 but we won't get them for anything like £99 from a uk retailer.

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