ZTE Grand S announced as the thinnest Full HD 5-incher of them all
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
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
1. smallworld posted on 08 Jan 2013, 16:02 16 0
5" 1080p, 1.7ghz quad core, 2gb ram, 13mp.........................1780 mAh battery-->EPIC FAIL! If a manufacturer put a 1000 mAh battery, a 0,3 mp camera and make a 3 mm phone they will also claim to have the thinnest smartphone? F A I L
9. InspectorGadget80 posted on 08 Jan 2013, 18:25 1 0
They just want media attention and they also fail at that point
20. MeoCao (unregistered) posted on 09 Jan 2013, 08:28 0 0
This phone does not cater to geeks. It's a niche product that appeals to many Chinese who use it as a fashion device and slim profile is perfect feature.
17. JC557 posted on 09 Jan 2013, 00:48 1 0
They should focus on making the thinness and bezeless phone with a 3000+ mAH battery... that would be newsworthy.
2. marchels14 posted on 08 Jan 2013, 16:07 10 1
5 inches 1080 p display quad core and poor battery that won't even service one day, crap that's it, somebody who buys this is dumbass. ZTE what are you thinking.
4. Nathan_ingx posted on 08 Jan 2013, 16:34 4 0
Are the 5 dots on the left side the speaker grill??
The only thing this gorgeous looking phone meets dead end is the battery. I would rather buy a phone that is 9mm slim and has 2500mAh battery.
6. KParks23 posted on 08 Jan 2013, 16:48 0 0
It's for a charging dock.. The battery life will be absolutely horrible on this
7. Imaxxacre posted on 08 Jan 2013, 16:49 4 0
Great design, but any battery under 2000 mAh in a device with a 5-inch screen is a joke. I don't mind a few extra millimeters of thickness if it means it will last me through the day.
8. InspectorGadget80 posted on 08 Jan 2013, 18:25 0 0
SLEEK N SEXY and 5" 1080P FULL HD SCREEN. but a small battery what are they thinking?
10. Twisted247 posted on 08 Jan 2013, 18:34 0 0
The Specs are killer period, the biggest question is, is the battery removable. If it is then this could be very successful. Cause any smart android user knows you can just swap a battery and reboot in a matter of 30seconds..
Also what UI is it Running?
11. GeekMovement posted on 08 Jan 2013, 18:38 0 0
I personally don't find this device any more attractive than the Sony Xperia Z and the battery is also smaller. So fail on ZTE's part.
13. Mobilephile posted on 08 Jan 2013, 20:34 1 0
I wouldnt be too quick to judge the battery until power duration is stated. The S4 Pro processor has chip architecture that actually consumes surprisingly less amount of power.
14. jcpwn2004 posted on 08 Jan 2013, 21:27 0 0
When are these companies going to learn that we don't care about the phone being the thinnest, it's redundant after a certain point. Just work on giving us a great phone that can survive a day without us worrying about where are damn chargers are all the time.
15. techloverNYC posted on 08 Jan 2013, 23:07 0 0
the battery is really small for a phone this powerful.....
The chinese are cutting corner to save cost again?
16. toyboyz posted on 08 Jan 2013, 23:54 0 0
Nice... Looks like a new phone to add to my arsenal.:)
18. lallolu posted on 09 Jan 2013, 02:57 0 0
I was already licking my lips until I got to the battery part. Too bad.
They should make the bigger battery version also.
21. d.Sebas posted on 10 Jan 2013, 10:09 0 0
How much it will cost?
When will be released?
Thanks for the information :)