ZTE beats Motorola to announcing an Intel-powered phone, meet the ZTE Grand X IN
ZTE has just introduced the latest addition to its line-up, the ZTE Grand X IN. The smartphone will be powered by the Intel Atom Z2460 processor. The Atom Z2460 is a single-core CPU, clocked at 1.6GHz and supporting the Hyper-Threading Technology. The Grand X IN will also feature Intel's XMM 6260 platform, which provides HSPA+ connectivity of up to 21 Mbps on the downlink. Nothing groundbreaking, obviously, but who knows, the handset might prove to be quite a performer in real-world usage.
Other than that, the ZTE Grand X IN will be a pretty decently-spec'd device, featuring a sizable 4.3" qHD (540x960 pixels) TFT display, 8MP camera (plus VGA front-facing one), 1080p camcorder, 1GB RAM, 16GB internal storage with the option to install a microSD card, NFC, HD Voice, noise-cancellation microphone and pretty much any type of sensor that you can think of.
Interestingly, ZTE isn't too worried about the battery life of its first Intel-powered smartphone, because that company has equipped with only a 1650mAh battery. Let's hope that it'll be enough to guarantee a full day of usage!
The Grand X IN will launch with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, but by the looks of it, ZTE is going to include a personalized user interface of some sort in order to differentiate its product. While we've grown used to this, we'd really appreciate it if ZTE's software layer doesn't cripple the performance of the Atom Z2460 chip and will allow it to reveal its full potential.
The good news is that ZTE is bringing the device Europe in September. Still, nothing has been mentioned about a U.S. launch yet.
The ZTE Grand X IN doesn't stand out with a characteristic design, but promises to deliver high performance
1. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)
Thanks. but not interested, the reasons why:
1. 4.3 inch (to small screen)
2. 540x960 (resolution is to low)
3. Ice Cream Sandwich (want Jelly Bean)
4. 1650 mAh (want bigger capacity)
It is only my opinion.
7. Non_Sequitur (Posts: 1111; Member since: 16 Mar 2012)
I just read "ZTE" and noped right on out of here.
12. networkdood (Posts: 6327; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)
I agree - it is interesting - ICS should not be a reason to not buy the phone as ICS is great on its own. Bigger battery, 4G LTE, quad core should be what all companies shoot for.
14. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)
I agree, ICS is good, but we are looking forward, right? :)
26. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)
Also it looks like a HTC Sensation. Rear camera looks
like the Desire HD.
27. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)
There already is ZTE Grand X just with Nvidia Tegra 2.
28. downphoenix (Posts: 2416; Member since: 19 Jun 2010)
Wow, aren't you spoiled?
4.3 is too small? 540x960 is too low res? ICS is too old? 1650 mah is too small? You DO know that not every phone that is manufactured is top of the line, right?
29. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)
"Wow, aren't you spoiled?"
No, I'm not.
"4.3 is too small?"
Yes, for me it is too small.
"540x960 is too low res?"
Yes, for me it is to low res.
"ICS is too old?"
I didn't said that ICS is too old! Where do you see that?
"1650 mah is too small?"
Yes for me it is too small, there already is 3300mAh and even 5 year old Nokia N95 has 1200mAh.
"You DO know that not every phone that is manufactured is top of the line, right?"
Yes, I know, so what? Did I have mentioned that it is top of the line? NO!
I just have told why I'm not interested in this device also I have said that it is only my opinion!
32. theBankRobber (Posts: 649; Member since: 22 Sep 2011)
Looks like someone can read, good for you.
13. MeoCao (unregistered)
Nexus S was ahead of its time and set a distinctive design style away from iPhone. GS3 and many other phone take cue from it.
3. Veigald (Posts: 240; Member since: 13 Jan 2012)
Only one core in an Android phone in 2012? That requires some more education of the tween fanboi crowd.
8. AreYouKiddingMe (Posts: 3; Member since: 30 Aug 2012)
It's intel processor son, intel processor
4. jasongohjr (Posts: 75; Member since: 26 Sep 2011)
The bump at the end makes it looks like a galaxy s
5. AnotherOne (Posts: 15; Member since: 04 Jul 2012)
That UI is going to be really laggy. It looks pretty heavy to me!
6. mas11 (Posts: 1032; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)
But nobody cares about ZTE. I've never even seen anyone with a ZTE phone.
11. FranksGT (Posts: 167; Member since: 29 Aug 2012)
ZTE WARP on Boost is a big hit smartphone. Its preferred on the prepaid system for a reason. It has decent specs for something fairly cheap.
16. 305Bucko (Posts: 506; Member since: 07 Aug 2011)
You know whats ironic... in the US ZTE is a nobody cares. Where as in other parts of the world HTC is the under rated company.
In south america ZTE is mad popular and nobody has even heard of HTC
19. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)
And in Europe we have them all. :D
9. som (Posts: 768; Member since: 10 Nov 2009)
Galaxy S2 clone with small battery and low specs.
15. Mittal (Posts: 448; Member since: 14 Dec 2011)
How the heck do the rounded corners look like GS2 ?
10. FranksGT (Posts: 167; Member since: 29 Aug 2012)
Looks kinda like the original nexus for sprint.
Besides the horrible specs not including the intel// don't know how fast it is.
This better be a budget friend phone or perhaps prepaid. This wont sell on contract unless its close to free.
20. Jay_F (Posts: 236; Member since: 29 Nov 2011)
And there's the biggest "meh" of the year. You're better than that Intel. You're very late to the phone processor game, but you should have come with something much better than that. That's like 2009 tech.
22. Mittal (Posts: 448; Member since: 14 Dec 2011)
Thats y we should wait for Moto's announcement...
21. Cyan3boN (Posts: 425; Member since: 23 Feb 2012)
Lava xolo 900 is the first intel based smartphone.
30. osanilevich (Posts: 245; Member since: 29 Sep 2009)
wow if intel processors only need one core, I can't wait to see what this phone can really do. Maybe even a little showdown with the new Snapdragon Pro?
33. emdot82 (Posts: 14; Member since: 30 Aug 2012)
I'm not impress with this phone at all but is not like ZTE ever made a great phone