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ZTE Grand S to be thinner than expected and will include a 13MP camera

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ZTE Grand S to be thinner than expected and will include a 13MP camera
Remember this sketch of the ZTE Grand S?

Remember this sketch of the ZTE Grand S?

Just a few weeks before CES 2013 invades Sin City, Chinese manufacturer ZTE has something to tell you. It's ok, they want the world to know all about the ZTE Grand S, and why wouldn't they? Another member of the 5 inch 1080p club (led by founding member, the HTC DROID DNA/HTC Butterfly), the ZTE Grand S is even thinner than earlier thought. A picture of the device led many to expect it to measure 7.6mm thick, but a slide of the phone shown during its launch event in China, shows it to be just 6.9mm thin which makes it slimmer than the HTC DROID DNA and the recently announced ZTE Nubia Z5. The 5 inch touchscreen is said to be the thinnest of its genre at .55mm.

The specs for the ZTE Grand S just might have to wait for CES to be made official. Right now, the speculation centers on the usual innards found on 5 inch 1080p devices. That would be the quad-core 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro APQ8064 processor and 2GB of RAM. The 13MP rear-facing camera was confirmed by one of the slides during the event in China. Android 4.1 is said to be installed out of the box. The great news is that pricing for the phone might be atypical for your typical beastly handset. Speculation is rampant that ZTE is looking to price the Grand S for ¥2,799 which translates into $449 USD, off-contract. The slideshow reveals that the phone will be made available in a number of colors.

The introduction of the ZTE Grand S will certainly be one of those rare events that happens in Vegas, but won't stay there.

source: Weibo, MyDrivers (translated), EngadgetChina via Engadget




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posted on 27 Dec 2012, 20:48 7

1. Captain_Doug (Posts: 746; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


All these 5" 1080P screens are cool but the M7 with a 1080P 4.7" display is really going to be awesome. Not for the PPI because I'd be happy with anything above 350 but 4.7" is much more manageable for one handed use.

posted on 27 Dec 2012, 21:03

3. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5392; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


"All these 5" 1080P screens are cool but the M7 with a 1080P 4.7" display is really going to be awesome."

If you are talking about HTC M7 then you should know that some rumors still says that it will be also 5" not 4.7", but who knows it is still only a rumors.

Also don't forget that with minimal bezel even phone with 5" display may have the same dimensions as phone with 4.7" display.

posted on 27 Dec 2012, 21:17

5. Captain_Doug (Posts: 746; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


http://www.phonearena.com/news/HTC-M7-specs-change-a-bit-still-planned-as-HTC-One-X-successor_id37779.

True, but a 4.7" device with minimal bezel will be even smaller...

posted on 27 Dec 2012, 21:35

7. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 2927; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)


Look at the RAZR vs the RAZR HD, both are nearly EXACT the same height and yet the RAZR HD has a bigger 4.7 inch display vs the older one at only 4.3 inch display. So I can tell you that just a .3 inch difference, it's not going to be ungodly to hold and frankly I'm sick of people complaining about such a small difference in screen size lol.

The RAZR M is so freaking small and yet still manages to pack a 4.3 inch display. They are getting better and better at making the bezels way smaller than they used to.

posted on 27 Dec 2012, 21:51

10. Captain_Doug (Posts: 746; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


I agree with the last part. I've held the DNA and it feels great but is just a little too much for me. If they had a 4.7" device that was proportionally smaller, I would jump on it. A 4.7" device with Razr M bezels would be 2.59" wide. Compared to the DNA, that's nearly .2" smaller which is definitely noticeable in hand. All I ask is they release a slightly smaller device with the same size bezels as these 5" phones.

posted on 27 Dec 2012, 21:43

9. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5392; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


"True, but a 4.7" device with minimal bezel will be even smaller..."

Agree.

I'm waiting for more news about rumored Sony Odin, rumors says that it should be conditionally compact as device with 5" display.

Sony Odin: 131.6 x 69.7 x 9.8 mm (5" Display)

Samsung Galaxy III: 136.6 x 70.6 x 8.6 mm (4.8" Display)

HTC Droid DNA: 141 x 70.5 x 9.7 mm (5" Display)

posted on 27 Dec 2012, 21:52 2

11. Captain_Doug (Posts: 746; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


Sony makes some good looking phones.

posted on 27 Dec 2012, 21:40

8. MeoCao (unregistered)


ZTE is desperate for a killer feature, they want the record thinness to be the selling point. But that's not what most users need, they need battery life. I don't believe ZTE has found a revolutionary technology that makes a 7.6mm thin 5" 1080p phone last as long as normal phones.

I guees ZTE target niche market of fashion phones.

posted on 27 Dec 2012, 21:01 2

2. phil2n (Posts: 466; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)


waiting for 1080p with 4.5" display.. that will be really perfect for me

posted on 27 Dec 2012, 21:20 1

6. Captain_Doug (Posts: 746; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


4.5-4.7" for me. something with Razr M bezels would be dreamy.

posted on 27 Dec 2012, 21:06 1

4. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6114; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


They must be desperate to be #1 for 2013. It's good to see them doing competition with other 5" phones for next year. CES only a few weeks away

posted on 28 Dec 2012, 01:09

12. Kal-el (Posts: 91; Member since: 14 Dec 2012)


NOt to judge ZTE since i dun't know who makes their lens but if it's self manufacturing those 13mp mean nothing....if it's sony/samsung/nokia (carl Z) then SICKKkkk

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