ZTE Grand S II LTE sells 50,000 units in less than a minute

ZTE Grand S II LTE sells 50,000 units in less than a minute
A report published on Saturday claims that the ZTE Grand S II LTE sold out a supply of 50,000 units in 58 seconds. This information comes from Tmall, a Chinese language online mall that sells to those living in China, Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan. The ZTE Grand S II LTE was introduced earlier this year at CES in Las Vegas, and was launched in China just a few days ago. ZTE's new flagship is designed with the power user in mind, and racked up an impressive AnTuTu benchmark score, even topping the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 (34,938 vs. 34,652).

The ZTE Grand S II LTE is equipped with a 5 inch screen featuring resolution of 1080 x 1920. ZTE was not monkeying around when they designed the handset, as the manufacturer chose to protect the display using Gorilla Glass 3. A quad-core 2.3GHz Snapdragon 801 is under the hood, and the device has 2GB of RAM inside along with 16GB of native storage. The 13MP rear-facing camera employs a Sony sensor, and a 2MP front-facing camera graces the front of the phone. Android 4.3 is installed on the unit out of the box, with an update to Android 4.4 expected shortly.

Consumers in China are getting annoyed with manufacturers like Xiaomi that offer limited quantities of handset models, which then quickly sell out online. The WCDMA version of the Xiaomi Hongmi for China Unicom, sold out of 100,000 units in 5 minutes. Xiaomi's success with this so-called "Hunger Marketing" has led other companies, like ZTE, to try it too. In a country like China, where 400 million units are expected to be sold this year, selling 50,000 of a particular model is bound to create heavy demand for it, resulting in these abnormally fast sell outs.

Want to know more about this beastly handset? Check out our hands-on from CES.

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source: Tmall via GSMInsider

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Grand S II
  • Display 5.5 inches
    1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP (Single camera)
    2 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 800, 2GB RAM
  • Storage 16GB, microSDHC
  • Battery 3000 mAh
  • OS Android 4.3



13. Kwiss1200

Posts: 9; Member since: Apr 12, 2014

Bring it here to North America.....!

10. davenycept

Posts: 200; Member since: Jul 03, 2012

True...the need to dip their fingers into Europe and N. America and see how they do

11. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

they would do well.....take alot of Samsungs sales away

9. alexnapo

Posts: 6; Member since: Mar 27, 2013

Seems Chinese couldn't afford to waste a Minute..!

7. mturby unregistered

did someone notice "S 2"?

3. Neo_Huang

Posts: 1067; Member since: Dec 06, 2013

The specs listed here do not match the specs listed in the Specifications page for the ZTE Grand S II

1. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

What's the use if you only gain sales in China? What about other countries? Just look at how successful are Huawei, Oppo, Xiaomi and Lenovo, because they release their new products in other countries as well, take note ZTE. ZTE should really release more of their new products in other countries if they want to compete with the big bros. ZTE is like a dead company in my country, posting their new phones on Facebook but didn't even release it in my country.

2. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

true all these oems you mentioned should be available here in Euro to on every carriers

6. mturby unregistered

did anybody care about "S 2"?

4. deewinc

Posts: 455; Member since: Feb 21, 2013

Xiaomi sales in China alone.

5. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

No, they're in Singapore as well and soon will be in Malaysia as well.

8. sipha

Posts: 440; Member since: May 12, 2012

Am sure the problem is alway expansion capital.. Setting up new ventures is not cheap, and you got to the consider marketing and new policies to understand..

12. DigitalJedi_X unregistered

OEM's can indeed be profitable operating in one country. Especally a country as large as China. Its also not solely up to the OEM where there devices land. There has to be carrier demand for them. And with the recent perception that Chinese OEM's are actually spies for their home country, the demand for their handsets outside of China is small.

14. Adrian38

Posts: 142; Member since: Nov 05, 2012

Maybe they don't care about selling to other countries? Maybe they're happy as they are.

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