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Chinese mobile company ZTE has released it brand new Android ICS powered smartphone “ZTE U950” for mere cost of 999 CNY which is equivalent to 999 US $160, whout out any contract commitment. The phone has NVIDIA Tegra 3 processor clocked at 1.3 ghz and 1GB RAM. ZTE is planning to release the phone on├é┬áNovember 15, 2012.

The price of $160 for a quad-core smartphone is unbeatable and cheapest till date. It has a 5 MP rear-facing camera, a VGA f ront-facing cam, and 4 GB of internal memory. U950 will have 4.3-inch display and resolution of qHD (960 x 540 pixels).

The phone definitely has a powerful hardware specification and is budget friendly as well. ZTE is currently focused on Asian market and is targeting to capture American and European market as well.

The phone is pretty impressive if hardware is to be compared, I’m not sure about its success outside Asia but it seems like phone will be successful in developing countries like Nepal & India. It’s build quality and warranty is yet to be announced.

There are no review of the device yet, but by evaluating hardware configuration, we assume the performance of the phone to be good and since it has Nvidia Tegra 3 with 12 GPU it may be smooth for 3D game as well.

System Specifications of ZTE U950

Price: US $160 / 999 CYN
Operating System: Android – Ice-cream sandwich
Display: 4.3 inch ,
qHD 960 x 540
Processor: Nvidia Tegra 3 – Quadcore
RAM 1GB
Camera5MP Rear , VGA front
Battery: 2,000 mAh
Storage: 4GB (expandable)
Camera: 5MP rear, 1.2MP front 1.2MP front