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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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ZTE Grand S II specs
  • OS Android 4.3
  • 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

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