Thought your quad-core smartphone was impressive? Well, you ain’t seen nothing yet. There’s fierce rumors going around that ZTE will be coming out with an 8-core processor equipped smartphone codenamed “Apache”. MediaTek will be stuffing a yet to be announced ARM15 MT6599 chip that’s been manufactured with TSMC’s 28nm process.
Other specs of the Apache includes a high-resolution 1080p display, along with a 13-megapixel camera with LTE support (for the markets that have it). If the rumors are true, it means that ZTE hopes to make a big splash on the mobile market that’s currently saturated with other, more premium brands. While ZTE has created other, more budget friendly devices, it has yet to break out into the Android smartphone scene with a drool-worthy device that gives other manufacturers like Sony, Samsung and Apple a run for their money.