Beidou teams up with ZTE to launch the $159 Quad-core Beidou Little Pepper!

It seems the mythical Beidou Little Pepper is back in the news, but this time it is the quad-core Tegra 3 model which has finally been announced by the Chinese eseller and manufactured by Chinese phone giant ZTE!

As Beidou promised the quad-core Little Pepper has been announced and will cost just 999 Yuan ($158) in China, which is amazing considering the phone packs the incredible Nvidia Tegra 3 quad-core CPU!

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The rest of the specification includes a 4.3 inch 800 x 480 resolution CPU, 1GB RAM, 5 mega-pixel rear camera and 2000mAh battery.

According to the press release which accompanied the quad-core Beidou Little Pepper’s launch today, this low-cost Chinese phone supports 1080 video thanks to the 1.3Ghz Tegra 3 CPU, and packs all the usual smartphone equipment such as GPS, WiFi, Bluetooth etc!

Pre-sales of the quad-core Beidou Little Pepper will begin tomorrow at 10am where there will be 100,000 phones up for grabs!


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  1. Ravocs
    October 29, 2012

    Where is it on sale? And do you think it will be available for non-chinese people?

  2. Freeje
    October 29, 2012

    4.3 inch screen and only 800 x 480 resolution? The Tegra 3 CPU is such a waste! Pass! Next please.

  3. Mark
    October 29, 2012

    Yes, excellent that it’s going on sale, even though it’s presale..
    (the fact that ZTE will make it, does make it feel more secure)

  4. Amby
    October 29, 2012

    Except a quad-core CPU, everything else sounds pretty crappy. The screen size, resolution, camera are so “grand-pa generation” ! Wont waste a penny of this piece of garbage !

    • Mark
      October 29, 2012

      Well, on a 4.3 inch screen, I don’t think 800×480 is so bad?
      Why would you need 720p on something like that, I think it’ll work fine for that budget-segment?

      Although the 5MP camera is a “bit” of a dissappointent, I personally am pretty happy with the 5MP on my Galaxy Nexus. I prefer a better lense than a higher megapixel count, but that’s uncertain on this one.

    • kethan
      October 29, 2012

      yes..such a waste of time lol..

    • Airyl
      November 10, 2012

      What are you talking about? This is grand-pa generation.

      The Little pepper is a phone for people who want a cheap quad core phone. And 4.3 inch with 480X800 is not crappy.

  5. teja
    October 29, 2012

    Good move , Its a budget tight quad core phone . Good for Android starters / basic users .

  6. ThinkOutsideTheBox
    October 29, 2012

    This is good news, and lots of great Quad Core phones mentioned in China, but Christmas is almost here, and I hate to crash the party, but I finally found my Christmas phone here in the STATES.

    UNLOCKED Google Nexus 4:

    4.7-inch True HD IPS Plus display (1,280 x 768)
    8 megapixel rear camera, Gorilla Glass 2
    Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro processor
    2GB of RAM and the latest rendition of Google
    turn-by-turn navigation via Google Maps is included
    3D Maps, Street View and Indoor Maps

    $349 16gb OFF CONTRACT

    AVAILABLE NOVEMBER 13TH In US, UK, Canada, Germany, France, Spain and Australia!!

    • Jeff
      October 29, 2012

      Just what I came here to say. I’ve been looking at this forum for months now waiting for my next phone. I felt positive I was going to get the Xiaomi M2 when it was announced so many months ago. I was excited that China seemed to be pushing high quality low cost phones. I slowly became more and more disappointed as I realized that all of these Chinese companies were just blowing smoke. Seeing the nexus 4 leaks I felt sure that the price would be too high and I’d still end up buying the Xiaomi or oppo find 5 because they would be cheaper, and then BAM! $300 for a Google flagship phone?! Nice try China, better luck next year. So close.

      • Paul
        October 29, 2012

        same here
        ( = just like my story

    • October 29, 2012


      • Jeff
        October 30, 2012

        Spam because we’re excited about the Nexus? I don’t know about you but I came to this site to find myself the best value phone with top specs. But after reading the blog it became apparent that a lot of the news about new phones are controlled leaks. “Hey wait! We’re going to come out with a monster phone….soon! Trust us!” The Xiaomi M2 was announced 75 days ago and just went on extremely limited pre-order today with no hopes of a user outside China getting one. In that time the iphone 5 was announced and sold. The nexus was just announced yesterday and will be delivered in 2 weeks.

        Andi this is nothing against you. I still like coming to the site and reading news about phones that never seem to get any coverage at the verge and engadget. So keep doing what you’re doing and I’ll keep coming back to read.

    • Paul
      October 29, 2012

      Im going to buy 2 of them. 1 of them is for me and the other is for my wife with $30 plan on t moble/groove ip. YES i found the cell of our dreams
      Thanks to ThinkOutsideTheBox !

  7. anedam
    October 29, 2012

    for all Nexus 4 lovers:you need to be aware of its disadwantages:
    a)no card slot,on 16Gb version=11Gb will be available for user storage.
    b)battery non removable
    c)camera quality-LG had to cut corners to reduce hansed cost.

    Personally,I’d buy Chineese smartphones anytime,just to support Chineese phone development,not to increase bigname companies turnover figures….

    • Jeff
      October 30, 2012

      Yes, I agree that there are some specs about the Xiaomi that are still compelling and better than the Nexus. But here’s why the Nexus still wins (if you’re outside china):

      – non-sketchy pre order system from a reputable company, no fight over limited supply
      – a phone designed for international use with multi-language support
      – active english-speaking development community with custom roms etc. I was worried about this with the M2 but I like MIUI so I thought I could live with it.
      – guaranteed updates to the latest firmware

  8. Niko
    October 29, 2012

    will thus phone will be another myth like jy-g3 with its delay … delay… delay…. and delay….

    with lg nexus 4 only at $349, if this phone has dual sim capability maybe it will steal some attention from people ouside china, if not then.. LG Nexus 4 better is a better choice (well online retailer will be raise the price to 200+ w/o shipping)

  9. tervel
    October 30, 2012

    Andi. Something I do not understand. I do not care what people would buy iPhone 5, 6 or 8 NEXUS etc. I think you need to remove comments which do not relate to the exact model of the article.

    • Paul
      October 30, 2012

      wow thats censorship tervel.
      if that does happen I will stop coming here and stop recommending this site on facebook and my wife/friends.
      I was going to buy the Beidou Little Pepper for my wife and I so it has everything to do with “Beidou Little Pepper”
      Have a great day.

      • October 30, 2012

        Its not going to happen. The comments section is for you guy’s to write your thoughts and opinions. As long as you’re not a spam bot your comment will be approved 🙂

        • paul
          October 30, 2012

          andi thank you

          what you said makes me feel good ! you seem like a well balanced guy.
          I wish you,family and website the very best
          you gained a long time viewer on your website

  10. njren
    October 30, 2012

    The photo shows a phone called the ZTE U950…what’s with the Little Pepper stuff? Are you sure it’s manufactured by ZTE or is it perhaps the other way around?

    • stu
      October 30, 2012

      yes, beidu is same with zte u950.. ^_^

  11. Tony Wills
    November 4, 2012

    hey guys I am glad to find a site like this that’s says all about chinese phones, these fone has great specs and they are cheap. For me we should not take it all away from the chinese phone manufacturer. I want to know how do I place an order for the Oppo find 5 and when is the date of release?

  12. JiePieWie
    November 5, 2012

    Is this phone already for sale anywhere ? I can’t find it on taobao or anywhere else. I’ve read somewhere else that it will be launched in Dec.’12…