ZTE Grand S II LTE sells 50,000 units in less than a minute
The ZTE Grand S II LTE is equipped with a 5 inch screen featuring resolution of 1080 x 1920. ZTE was not monkeying around when they designed the handset, as the manufacturer chose to protect the display using Gorilla Glass 3. A quad-core 2.3GHz Snapdragon 801 is under the hood, and the device has 2GB of RAM inside along with 16GB of native storage. The 13MP rear-facing camera employs a Sony sensor, and a 2MP front-facing camera graces the front of the phone. Android 4.3 is installed on the unit out of the box, with an update to Android 4.4 expected shortly.
Consumers in China are getting annoyed with manufacturers like Xiaomi that offer limited quantities of handset models, which then quickly sell out online. The WCDMA version of the Xiaomi Hongmi for China Unicom, sold out of 100,000 units in 5 minutes. Xiaomi's success with this so-called "Hunger Marketing" has led other companies, like ZTE, to try it too. In a country like China, where 400 million units are expected to be sold this year, selling 50,000 of a particular model is bound to create heavy demand for it, resulting in these abnormally fast sell outs.
Want to know more about this beastly handset? Check out our hands-on from CES.
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source: Tmall via GSMInsider
1. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)
What's the use if you only gain sales in China? What about other countries? Just look at how successful are Huawei, Oppo, Xiaomi and Lenovo, because they release their new products in other countries as well, take note ZTE. ZTE should really release more of their new products in other countries if they want to compete with the big bros. ZTE is like a dead company in my country, posting their new phones on Facebook but didn't even release it in my country.
2. Arte-8800 (banned) (Posts: 4562; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)
true all these oems you mentioned should be available here in Euro to on every carriers
6. mturby (unregistered)
did anybody care about "S 2"?
5. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)
No, they're in Singapore as well and soon will be in Malaysia as well.
8. sipha (Posts: 331; Member since: 12 May 2012)
Am sure the problem is alway expansion capital.. Setting up new ventures is not cheap, and you got to the consider marketing and new policies to understand..
12. DigitalJedi_X (unregistered)
OEM's can indeed be profitable operating in one country. Especally a country as large as China.
Its also not solely up to the OEM where there devices land. There has to be carrier demand for them. And with the recent perception that Chinese OEM's are actually spies for their home country, the demand for their handsets outside of China is small.
14. Adrian38 (Posts: 139; Member since: 05 Nov 2012)
Maybe they don't care about selling to other countries? Maybe they're happy as they are.
3. Neo_Huang (Posts: 871; Member since: 06 Dec 2013)
The specs listed here do not match the specs listed in the Specifications page for the ZTE Grand S II
7. mturby (unregistered)
did someone notice "S 2"?
9. alexnapo (Posts: 6; Member since: 27 Mar 2013)
Seems Chinese couldn't afford to waste a Minute..!
10. davenycept (Posts: 186; Member since: 03 Jul 2012)
True...the need to dip their fingers into Europe and N. America and see how they do
11. Arte-8800 (banned) (Posts: 4562; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)
they would do well.....take alot of Samsungs sales away