ZTE Grand S II LTE sells 50,000 units in less than a minute
posted by Alan F. / Apr 12, 2014, 12:00 PM
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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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.
posted on Apr 12, 2014, 12:23 PM 0
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.
posted on Apr 12, 2014, 4:15 PM 0
Posts: 200; Member since: Jul 03, 2012
True...the need to dip their fingers into Europe and N. America and see how they do
posted on Apr 12, 2014, 2:57 PM 0
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