ZTE Grand Memo and ZTE Grand S are both launched in China

ZTE Grand Memo and ZTE Grand S are both launched in China
Two new handsets launched in China on Wednesday, the ZTE Grand Memo and the ZTE Grand S. The former made quite a stir at MWC when ZTE said that it was packing Qualcomm's high-end Snapdragon 800. The only problem is that no phone has yet to have the 800 inside, and Qualcomm denied the report. It turned out that different versions of the phone for different locations will have different specs and ZTE says that some variants of the phone will eventually be powered by the 800.

As it turns out, the version of the phone now for sale in China is powered by a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro after all, and includes 1GB of RAM. The huge 5.7 inch screen has 720p of resolution, which works out to 258ppi of pixel density. The 13MP camera on back captures video in 1080p while a camera of unknown size is around front. 16GB of native storage comes with the device, but there is no microSD slot aboard for storage expansion. A 3200 mAh battery keeps the lights on while Android 4.1 is installed out of the box. This device costs you 2,688 yuan ($432 USD). In case you're wondering, the version of the phone using the Snapdragon 600 or the Snapdragon 800 down the road, will have 2GB of RAM inside.

The ZTE Grand S is also now available for 3,399 yuan ($547 USD) and is equipped with a a 5 inch FHD display which works out to the usual 441ppi pixel density. The quad-core 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro processor is under the hood along with 1GB of RAM and 16GB of native storage. The latter can be expanded through the use of a microSD card. The 13MP camera on back captures FHD video and the 2MP front-facing shooter takes self-portraits and supports video chats. If there is one shortfall, it is the battery, which at 1780mAh seems woefully undersized. The ZTE Grand S is wickedly thin, measuring just 6.9mm. Back in January, the manufacturer's top North American executive said that this handset would be offered in the U.S by an unnamed carrier at an unknown date.

source: EngadgetChina (translated) via Engadget 

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