If you’ve been itching to get your hands on an Android “phablet” with a large display, but you don’t like the look of the hefty price tags demanded by handsets like the Samsung Galaxy Note II, then ZTE may have something special up its sleeve for you. The U887 is a new smartphone that’s been leaked by China’s TENAA, and according to reports, it’s hoping to give budget-minded Android users the chance to own a larger smartphone without paying larger prices.
The U887 was leaked by China’s TENAA certification database, and first spotted by GizChina. It reportedly offers a large 5-inch display with a 800×400-pixel resolution, a 1.2GHz dual-core processor, 512MB of RAM, and 4GB of internal storage. It’s also expected to offer a large 2,000 mAh battery, a 5-megapixel rear-facing camera, and a 3-megapixel front-facing camera.
In comparison with other phablet devices — such as the Galaxy Note II, or even the original Galaxy Note — the ZTE U887 looks very basic. It has a low-resolution display, a slower process, less RAM, and hardly any internal storage. It’s cameras are also likely to disappoint those who have gotten used to smartphones with 8- and 12-megapixel sensors.
Having said that, there’s likely to be a lot of Android users out there who are itching to get their hands on a phablet, but those already available aren’t cheap. If ZTE becomes to first to offer a budget solution, it could become very popular — despite its less than spectacular specifications.
There’s no word on pricing or availability yet, so we’ll have to wait until ZTE makes this handset official.