What smart phones were the most popular around the world in January 2013? In my opinion, it must be the MTK6589 quad-core smart phones. After MTK6589 was released in December 2012, many manufacturers have declared to release the first quad-core smart phone based on MTK6589. However, none of them have kept their words. First, TCL declared that they would release the TCL P600 firstly, but later Cubot A6589 was forestalled to be listed in some online stores. However, it does just accept reservation. Now, ZTE V987 is proved to be the first MTK6589 smart phone by starting sale on a Chinese online store. It means that we can buy the ZTE V987 right now with 1699 RMB. And All the orders will be shipped out on February 4th.
In fact, ZTE has exposed to release several quad-core Android phones based on MTK6589. However, the ZTE V987 was not in the list. Maybe ZTE wants to give us a surprise. However, this is not the only surprise. The largest highlight that ZTE can bring us should be the appearance design of the ZTE V987. The first time I saw ZTE V987, I regarded it as the ZTE Grand S. It means that ZTE V987 has the similar appearance with ZTE Grand S, so we call it as the cheaper version of ZTE Grand S.
ZTE V987 is equipped with a 5.0-inch HD touch screen with 1280 x 720 pixels. It may be not good as the 1080P screen on ZTE Grand S, but I think it must be enough for most of users. And above the screen, there is also a 1.0MP front camera. And on the backside, there is also a special area for the camera and LED flashlight, and the camera resolution can reach at 8.0MP, not the 13.0MP on ZTE Grand S.
In term of the appearance, there is not too much to talk about, because it is very similar to the ZTE Grand S. But, we have many topics in term of the hardware configurations. ZTE V987 is provided with a MTK6589 quad-core processor at the same 1.2GHz. For this processor, you should be very familiar with, so we do not need to mention the details on it. As to the internal memories, ZTE V987 will be matched up with a 1GB RAM and 4GB ROM (supports max 32GB Micro SD card). And ZTE V987 will be powered by a 2500mAh battery, so its endurance ability should be very good. What’s more, ZTE V987 will be available with Bluetooth 3.0, GPS and Android 4.1.