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ZTE Grand Memo announced with 5.7-inch screen and quad-core processor

Without much fanfare, the ZTE Grand Memo has just been made official, thus becoming the largest smartphone in the company's history. How large is large, you ask? Well, it sits right there in phablet territory with its massive, 5.7-inch display. We aren't dealing with one of those fancy 1080p panels, however. Instead, the screen has a resolution of "only" 1280 by 720 pixels, which definitely isn't bad, but that's just not as many dots as you'd get from, let's say the ZTE Grand S flagship.

But other than that, the ZTE Grand Memo packs some impressive hardware, such as its quad-core Snapdragon S4 Pro SoC running at 1.7GHz. There's a 13MP snapper on its back as well, and the unit itself has a respectable thickness of only 8 millimeters. Which version of Android the smartphone will ship with has not been mentioned, but what we do know is that its interface is complemented by a T9 keyboard made for single-handed use (read: sticks to the left or right side of the screen for easy reach).

Those who have had the chance to check out the ZTE Grand Memo first hand report that the construction doesn't exactly scream "premium" at the user, which leads us to believe that the device will be priced reasonably for its class. Whether ZTE will make the smartphone available outside of the Asian market isn't clear, but we hope to learn more at MWC, where the handset will be on display, presumably alongside the Blade C smartphone and V81 tablet

source: Engadget

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