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ZTE Grand S to be revealed at CES, 5 inch screen and all

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ZTE Grand S to be revealed at CES, 5 inch screen and all
The CES 2013 website has let the cat out of the bag, or should we say the smartphone out of the bag. The site reveals that the ZTE Grand S will be introduced January 8th between 1:30pm to 2:30pm during the convention. This is going to be quite a device for the Chinese manufacturer with a 5 inch full HD display (1080p). In fact, this is supposed to be the world's thinnest 5 inch 1080p model. The phone is made out of ceramic and features "traditional Chinese style."

The CES website outs the ZTE Grand S

The CES website outs the ZTE Grand S

There is some speculation that the ZTE Grand S is related to the ZTE Nubia Z5 model that we have been seeing much of lately. The ZTE Nubia Z5 is expected to be equipped with a 5 inch display offering 1080p resolution, and a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro under the hood. 2GB of RAM and a 13MP rear-facing shooter continue the high-end specs parade for the unit. The device is said to be just 7.6mm thick. All of it dovetails with what we know about the ZTE Grand S.

With the ZTE Nubia Z5 expected to be launched soon in China, we might find out then whether it is a variant of ZTE's new flagship as it appears to be. Now that the OEM has made its mark on the industry, we should expect to see more top-shelf models from the manufacturer. And for those stateside already smitten with the ZTE Grand S or the ZTE Nubia Z5, hopefully one of the models, or another variant of the Grand S, makes the trip to the U.S. We're inclined to see this as a strong possibility if ZTE wants to keep the position it earned during the third quarter as the globe's fourth largest smartphone manufacturer.

source: CES2013 via AndroidGuys

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posted on 13 Dec 2012, 10:30 6

1. kartik4u98 (Posts: 511; Member since: 19 May 2012)

2013 will be the year of 1080p screens!!

posted on 13 Dec 2012, 10:38 19

3. wando77 (Posts: 304; Member since: 23 Aug 2012)

Not for apple it won't be ;-)

posted on 14 Dec 2012, 00:53 1

14. PhenomFaz (Posts: 1093; Member since: 26 Sep 2012)

aw man dont be like that, it'll be the year they fall flat on their a$$e$!

posted on 13 Dec 2012, 14:35 4

13. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4313; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)

2012 for me. I have a HTC Droid DNA & LOVE IT SO MUCH!


posted on 14 Dec 2012, 01:21

15. kartik4u98 (Posts: 511; Member since: 19 May 2012)

2010-Big screens with wvga resolution.
2011-Dual core phones with some good cameras(mostly 8mp)
2012-Quad core party with 720p Hd displays
2013-Full HD displays + Super quad core(4 A15 cores) or maybe 8 cores !!
2014-maybe the year of flexible displays and great tablets!

posted on 13 Dec 2012, 10:37 6

2. MeoCao (unregistered)

7.6mm? Hmm what about battery?

posted on 13 Dec 2012, 11:01 2

4. Gideon9090 (Posts: 3; Member since: 10 Dec 2012)

This year the CES and MWC are going to be plagued of 1080p phones, can't wait!!!

posted on 13 Dec 2012, 11:13 4

5. zvioocge (Posts: 26; Member since: 23 Oct 2012)

let's see what apple's "Retina Display" will deal with 1080P displays

posted on 13 Dec 2012, 11:20 4

7. No_Nonsense (Posts: 826; Member since: 17 Aug 2012)

That would be called a Cornea display and would be the first time you've seen it on a phone (Apple's words not mine).

posted on 13 Dec 2012, 12:11 1

10. MistB (Posts: 581; Member since: 07 Jul 2012)

But what happens when you make out the slightest pixel or purple haze? Simple, your viewing it wrong!

posted on 13 Dec 2012, 11:17 2

6. pfroo40 (Posts: 28; Member since: 12 Jun 2012)

"Traditional Chinese style.", isn't that code for KIRF?

posted on 13 Dec 2012, 12:10

9. MistB (Posts: 581; Member since: 07 Jul 2012)

Not really, unless you've been living under an Engadget rock for the past few months a lot of Chinese OEMs have stepped up their game with leaks and unveilings to a high degree of standards and are beyond Engadget's ignoramus portrayal of all Chinese made goods as KIRFs.

posted on 13 Dec 2012, 11:23

8. shamataa (Posts: 202; Member since: 07 Dec 2011)

Make it to the US shores.

posted on 13 Dec 2012, 12:35

11. android1234 (Posts: 106; Member since: 09 Feb 2010)

If its a standard for 1080p its fine, but I have some time comparing the 1080p display of the HTC DNA and the 720p on my SAMSUNG GS3, and the difference is negligible, don't really notice any difference. But since all phones are going 1080p , it'll be good to have.

posted on 13 Dec 2012, 13:56

12. aokde (Posts: 186; Member since: 09 Jul 2012)

2013 is the year where innovation kinda slows down, we have quad cores built with 28nm and 20nm soon (14nm also), LTE, NFC, 1080p, thin light weight devices, big screens, umm what else, oh yeah good cameras, you get the point...2014 we will start to see new technologies i hope, can't wait!!

posted on 14 Dec 2012, 03:33

16. thunderising (Posts: 225; Member since: 25 Nov 2011)

Man I already bought a mid range droid. Thought of upgrading to Nexus 4 but nah. The next push will be when ARMv8 chipsets appear in 2014. That's the time frame I'm aiming at.

And push aside 5", I want manufacturers making quality phones of reasonable 4.3" size and put HD display and quad cores on them.

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