The Geek launched in April, with an Intel Z2580 processor clocked at 2GHz running the show. Now though, ZTE relaunched it with a Tegra 4 SoC. The screen was also bumped from a 720p to a 1080p unit, and the phone now packs 2GB of memory instead of 1GB.
The company says the phone will retail for about $308 in China, which is slightly less than the Xiaomi Mi3, which also packs a Tegra 4.
Although these aren’t the huge design wins Nvidia was hoping for, the Mii 2 and the original Geek sold rather well in China. Xiaomi recently announced that it sold a total of 10 million Mii 2 phones, but there’s no figures for the Intel-powered Geek.
The two low-profile design wins could in fact be the biggest coup Nvidia managed to pull off with the delayed chip. Nvidia forecasts total Tegra revenue of about $500 million this year and a sizable chunk of it is likely to come from the Xiaomi and ZTE deals.