US launch of the ZTE Grand S delayed until 2014

US launch of the ZTE Grand S delayed until 2014
If there's one thing that buyers truly dislike, that would be waiting for a hot new product to launch so that they can buy it. Sadly, that's the case with the U.S. debut of the ZTE Grand S, which isn't going to be released on the U.S. market anytime soon. In fact, the smartphone's launch has been moved back to 2014, as revealed by ZTE's Lixin Cheng.

Cheng, who is head of the North American division at ZTE, stated that the specific requirements of U.S. carriers were to blame for the delay. Meanwhile, ZTE has been on sale across China since late March, offering 1080p screen goodness and quad-core processing power packed inside a super-slim body to anyone willing to spend over $500 on one. 

So if the ZTE Grand S is ever to launch in the U.S., that isn't likely to happen earlier than the phone's first birthday. If for some reason that's the phone you've been waiting for, better start looking for an alternative.

source: CNET

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Grand S
  • Display 5.0" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 2 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro, Quad-core, 1700 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 1780 mAh

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10 Comments

1. N-fanboy

Posts: 543; Member since: Jan 12, 2013

Lol by then apple will adobt 720p for its phones.

2. mafiaprinc3

Posts: 585; Member since: May 07, 2012

makes no sense arriving 12 months late,much better smartphone swill be out by then,carry something new

3. Larry_ThaGr81

Posts: 560; Member since: May 26, 2011

I can live without

4. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Delayed until 2014? Oh my god ZTE! *facepalm*

5. itsjustJOH

Posts: 232; Member since: Oct 18, 2012

If Nokia was to release the 3210 again the same date as ZTE Grand S in the US, I bet your mom's arses that it would sell a lot more than ZTE's Grand Slab. Heck, it might even outsell the iPhone 5sh*t.

6. EXkurogane

Posts: 863; Member since: Mar 07, 2013

What is the point of launching it in the USA then? If they are going to be delayed, why not skip the launch for USA and launch future successor devices instead? If they delay it so much it would have been outdated by 2014, because all the high end phones are coming out in Q4 for the holidays.

7. ajac09

Posts: 1482; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

aka wont be coming to the at all. They will hopefully be smart and be prepared for US launch next time

8. spasticpat

Posts: 108; Member since: Dec 18, 2012

It'll be outdated and be a budge smartphone by then

9. imkyle

Posts: 1112; Member since: Nov 18, 2010

See ya ZTE.

10. mydi.maus unregistered

Zte this not your time.try again next year.

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