ZTE Grand S Details Have Been Released

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The ZTE Grand S has officially been announced. It’s a beautifully thin smartphone, measuring only about 6.9mm thick, but even being so thin, it carries a whole lot of great specs inside of its body.

Here are the specs for the ZTE Grand S:

  • 5-inch 1080p Gorilla Glass display
  • 1.7GHz quad-core Snapdragon S4 Pro processor
  • 2GB RAM
  • 16GB internal storage with MicroSD card for expandable storage
  • 13MP rear-facing camera
  • 2MP front-facing camera (able to shoot 1080p video)
  • D3+ Dolby Digital surround sound
  • Android 4.1 Jelly Bean with MiFavor UI Overlay
  • 4G LTE
  • 1,780 mAh battery (non-removable)

The ZTE Grand S will be ZTE’s flagship smartphone. It will be released in China at the end of Q1, or at the beginning of Q2. No word on when it will arrive in Europe or the US.

The Grand S will come in several colors. There are 2 matte colors available; black and white, and 5 glossy colors available; red, pink, yellow, purple, and blue. It’s very Windows Phone-esque to provide so many color options, but that’s a great thing because consumers love a variety of great colors to choose from. Plus they aren’t terrible colors… like Amber Brown.

The ZTE Grand S is a great high-end smartphone, and we’d love to see how ZTE will price it compared to the competition. ZTE also stated that there will be 2 new phones in its line-up that will be more budget friendly. What do you think of the device? Would you consider buying this over the Huawei Ascend D2 and Sony Xperia Z (probably not the Xperia)?


ZTE Announces World Debut of the Thinnest 5.0 FHD Quad-core Smartphone Grand S at CES 2013

Introducing more High-end Smartphones with Power and Style in 2013

LAS VEGAS, N.V. – January 8, 2012 – From the 2013 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES), ZTE Corporation (“ZTE”) (H share stock code: 0763.HK / A share stock code: 000063.SZ), a publicly-listed global provider of telecommunications equipment, network solutions and mobile devices, today announced the world debut of the ZTE Grand S – 5.0 FHD LTE. As the flagship handset in ZTE’s high-end Grand Series line of products, the ZTE Grand S is the company’s first FHD smartphone and the world’s thinnest within 5 inch FHD quad-core smartphones, enabled by the Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro processor, a product of Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated. Developed by ZTE, the ultrathin body and high definition display of the ZTE Grand S offer consumers the latest in style, quality and functionality.

From the full-website display which enables optimal content browsing, to the 4G LTE high-speed network which powers a world-class multimedia experience, the ZTE Grand S offers cutting-edge features for even the most discerning smartphone user. The blazingly fast 4G LTE network allows for top-speed downloading and establishes the handset as a premier gaming and movie-viewing portal. Furthermore, the ZTE Grand S offers smartphone photography mavens advanced functions for more vivid self-photography and video calling effects. With face recognition, anti-shake and a panoramic camera, the ZTE Grand S truly presents a high-quality multimedia option for today’s smartphone audience.

The introduction of the ZTE Grand S completes the new Grand Series, which also includes the Grand Era and Grand X. In the series, the ZTE Grand X is for consumers with a passion for high tech, the ZTE Grand Era is for the most advanced smartphone user and the ZTE Grand S is the flagship handset offering the perfect combination of art and technology. The ZTE Grand S represents the company’s latest entry in a new era of smartphone design, which will continue in 2013 with the introduction of additional high-end smartphones.

“The ZTE Grand S gives our customers the latest in technology, functionality and style. We understand that today’s consumers call for advanced features and state-of-the-art multimedia options in their handsets, and the ZTE Grand S confidently addresses those demands,” said Mr. Kan Yulun, Corporate Vice President of ZTE Corporation and CTO of the ZTE Mobile Device Division. “It is fitting that we can announce the world debut of the ZTE Grand S at CES 2013, the world’s largest annual innovation event.”

Key features of the ZTE Grand S include:

4G LTE –Customers can expect fast download speeds of 100 Mbps and upload speeds of 50 Mbps in 4G LTE Mobile Broadband coverage areas

Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro processor with 1.7GHz quad-core CPU

Android Jelly Bean operating system

13M AF camera with Flash and 2M FF 1080P video

Expert hardware and software safety protection standard – Palm Manager helps users manage mobile phone software, optimize electricity use and protect private information

5 inch FHD screen capable of full-website display

Dolby Digital surround sound

Memory: 2GB RAM + 16GB EMMC

Dimensions: 142*69*6.9mm

The ZTE Grand S was introduced at a special press event at the Las Vegas Convention Center and will remain on display at the ZTE booth (Las Vegas Convention Center, Booth #36612) throughout CES.

The ZTE Grand S will be available for online purchase in China first in Q1 of 2013.