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The ZTE launch quad-core the Grand Era U985 cell phone, this is the TD-SCDMA network standard


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China Mobile's TD-SCDMA few quad-core models, the ZTE released intellectual concept Grand Era U985 phone regarded quench their thirst of for and made ​​the first quad-core smartphones that support the TD-SCDMA network standard. Specifications, it uses a 4.5-inch screen, clocked at 1.5GHz NVIDIA Tegra 3 quad-core processor, 1GB of RAM and 8GB eMMC built-in storage. Aspects of the camera, with 8,000,000 pixels BIS back-illuminated main camera and 1.3 megapixel front camera. In addition, it also supports Dolby audio certification and MHL, the phone's thickness is 8.5 mm. Price, ZTE also gives the electronic channel guide price: RMB 1,999 yuan; know followed by China Mobile will some calls subsidy program, the price for TD-SCDMA users can still meet this network standard quad-core models relatively less choice. Should be noted that this model machine and our hands before playing different interested can go contrast look at.



EDIT: battery capacity is 2000mAh
EDIT2: it now has a 4.5inch 720p display (used to be 4.3inch @ 960 x540 )
EDIT3: new photos can bee seen here, new design

copied and pasted from translated web page

source: http://cn.engadget.c...-u985-td-scdma/ (might need to translate from chinese)

zte say 1.999 Yuan (£199.99)

cant wait for the wcdma version :)

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Yeah, we need to get a forum up for this. I have a feeling it could be quite popular, definitely more so than the Grand X. Hopefully Europe/ the UK doesn't get a watered down version.

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Yeah, we need to get a forum up for this. I have a feeling it could be quite popular, definitely more so than the Grand X. Hopefully Europe/ the UK doesn't get a watered down version.


going of the pictures it looks like its had a total re-design, no more capacitive buttons ?
suppose removing them would make it cheaper to produce

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£200 would be such a sweet price point.

Here's another link with more pictures: http://tech.sina.com...497529793.shtml

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£200 would be such a sweet price point.

Here's another link with more pictures: http://tech.sina.com...497529793.shtml


i think it looks much better now :)
didn't really like the silver and blue look it first had

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i think it looks much better now Posted Image
didn't really like the silver and blue look it first had


edit: we need a "grand era" forum

just noticed it had a spec bump up... it now has a 4.5inch 720p display

the increase in screen size must be to accommodate the on screen buttons.. so it probably works out at having 4.3 visible at most times


also, i found this part interesting, although i don't understand what they mean

  Systems, U985 powered by the Android 4.0 operating system and built-in ZTE palm housekeeper.The phone does not require ROOT premise has the authority control of applications and content, a physical examination and virus killing function key.




one thing that i'm not keen on and never have been... it has no removable battery...
so how do you recover a boot loop if you cant pull the battery to get back into to clockworkmod ?

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I'm also unsure about the non-removable battery but if it does retail at around £200 I might sell my G300 and get one. Great specs at that price point.

@tillaz I take it you will be doing infusion type roms on this device if/when you get your mitts on it?

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owww....any dates of when it might be out here?
no removal battery....hmmmm....are we 100% on that.

Edited by FrankieADZ, 21 August 2012 - 05:52 PM.

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I'm also unsure about the non-removable battery but if it does retail at around £200 I might sell my G300 and get one. Great specs at that price point.

@tillaz I take it you will be doing infusion type roms on this device if/when you get your mitts on it?


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owww....any dates of when it might be out here?
no removal battery....hmmmm....are we 100% on that.


that's what its looks looking like in the new pics... shouldn't be a problem though as nearly all htc devices are like this, there will be a hidden reset button probably,

also, i think the wcdma version (European modle) will cost a little more... £239.99 or £249.99
still a great price for tegra 3... i personally cant wait to get this phone, hate my o2x and gingerbread...

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This is the phone I've been wanting to get, although I actually preferred the previous design of it and the battery thing, if true, is a real bummer. But as long as there's no more bad news, it's still looking a pretty decent option.

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I think this design maybe a rip off the SGS2 design

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I think this design maybe a rip off the SGS2 design


i think the era looks better

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still a great price for tegra 3... i personally cant wait to get this phone, hate my o2x and gingerbread...


why you still on gb on the 2x?

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why you still on gb on the 2x?


because i need my camera and usb tether to work...
all the cm9 builds are broke in the places i need :(

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Wow! This phone looks a lot better than the previous design that reminded me of a HTC phone. I really really hope it does come to the UK at under £250. Waited long enough to upgrade to something with a lot better specs and I hope this can be that phone. Any idea when we might get it in the UK? Christmas? Earlier?

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Wow! This phone looks a lot better than the previous design that reminded me of a HTC phone. I really really hope it does come to the UK at under £250. Waited long enough to upgrade to something with a lot better specs and I hope this can be that phone. Any idea when we might get it in the UK? Christmas? Earlier?


some time in October i think

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some time in October i think


I think it will be priced at £300.

Anywhere below £250 would make the Grand X obsolete wouldn't it?

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I think it will be priced at £300.

Anywhere below £250 would make the Grand X obsolete wouldn't it?


Agreed.

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I think it will be priced at £300.

Anywhere below £250 would make the Grand X obsolete wouldn't it?


na, that would defeat the whole idea of the kia-platform it uses... (same as the nexus 7 tablet)
its was made to get affordable tegra 3 devices on the market... same as the nexus 7 tablet @ £159.99

it wont be over £250... have a Google about the nvidia tegra 3 kia-platform


Anywhere below £250 would make the Grand X obsolete wouldn't it?


yes, it would in reality, but zte don't seem to be bothered... and here is why

the mimosa x (u970) released in china first at 1999 Yuan (£199.99) few month ago....

last week zte announced that the grand era (u985) will be released September in china , and said the price is 1999 Yuan (£199.99)

so as you can see they have already made the mimosa x obsolete :o

BUT, by the time the era hits the U.K the grand x will be around £149.99...
so there would still be a £100 differance in price betwen zte quad core and dual core devices ;)

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just been reading this
http://www.mobot.net...cked-2ghz-46733

so by the looks of it we should be able to overclock are zte era up to 2Ghz... (same tegra 3 chipset as nexus 7)

that would make beastly quadrant scores at 2Ghz lol

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