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Pre-order the ZTE Grand S or ZTE Nubia 5 in the U.S. starting October 5th

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Pre-order the ZTE Grand S or ZTE Nubia 5 in the U.S. starting October 5th
Back in January, as CES was coming to an end, Chinese manufacturer ZTE introduced the ZTE Grand S. The high-end model was unveiled in Las Vegas and right away the manufacturer mentioned that the device would be coming to the U.S. Now, nearly 9 months later, ZTE has announced that the Android powered handset will be available for pre-order through Amazon and ZTE's website on October 5th, priced at $399.99.

At .27 inch thin, the ZTE Grand S will be the slimmest smartphone available in the U.S. and will feature a 5 inch 1080 x 1920 resolution screen, with scratch resistant glass and a fabulous 440ppi pixel density. Under the hood is a quad-core 1.5 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro processor. 2GB of RAM is on board and there is 16GB of native storage. Back and front snappers weigh in at 13MP (with Auto Focus and flash) and 2MP respectively. A 1780mAh battery keeps the lights on while Android 4.1 is pre-installed. The unlocked GSM phone runs 4G over the HSPA+ pipelines of AT&T and T-Mobile.

"We’ve been looking forward to bringing the Grand S to the U.S. since we announced the device at CES. Our goal is to launch more products like this in the future."-Lixin Cheng, Chairman and CEO, ZTE USA

In addition to the ZTE Grand S, the ZTE Nubia 5 will also be coming to the U.S. with pre-orders starting on Saturday from Amazon and ZTE's website for a price of $449.99. A 5 inch IPS screen with support for 16.7 million colors adorns this model. Gorilla Glass helps prevent scratches and cracks and a resolution of 1080 x 1920 (FHD) leaves a pixel density of 443ppi. A quad-core 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro processor drives the model, which offers 2GB of RAM and 16GB of native storage. Where this model earns its money is with the rear camera. On back of the Nubia 5 is a 13MP Konica-Minolta snapper with a LED flash and sapphire lens. There is a 2MP front-facing shooter. A powerful 2300mAh cell keeps the gerbil spinning on the wheel and Android 4.1.2 is pre-installed. There is no support for LTE on this model, but it offers HSPA+ connectivity on AT&T and T-Mobile's networks. At .30 inches thin, the ZTE Nubia 5 is just a shade thicker than the ZTE Grand S.

source: ZTE (Nubia5|GrandS) via AndroidCentral

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posted on 03 Oct 2013, 20:44 1

1. Sesameopen (Posts: 109; Member since: 02 Aug 2013)

Is this the chinese? LOL PASS.

posted on 03 Oct 2013, 21:22 7

4. Adrian38 (Posts: 142; Member since: 05 Nov 2012)

Yes, the same Chinese that make like 90% of the phones out there.

posted on 03 Oct 2013, 21:47 1

7. Shatter (Posts: 2036; Member since: 29 May 2013)

Deny it all you want to but these are the same OEMs that make devices like the S4.

posted on 03 Oct 2013, 20:48

2. AfterShock (Posts: 3698; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)

Credit card thickness with a thermonuclear reactor,.. Hmmm.

Well it ought to keep your hands warm at least.

posted on 03 Oct 2013, 21:11 1

3. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 4278; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)

Full HD running on a 1780mAh juicer??
I'll give it a 'Grand' pasS.

posted on 03 Oct 2013, 21:24

5. blingblingthing (Posts: 570; Member since: 23 Oct 2012)

Would have preferred a higher end chip set.

posted on 03 Oct 2013, 21:29 1

6. suneeboy (Posts: 201; Member since: 02 Oct 2012)

HSPA+? I did that last year with the Nexus 4. Non-LTE phones don't have much value these days. Plus the unlocked LTE Nexus 5 will probably be less than $399, with Android 4.4.This phone might be DOA.

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