ZTE Grand S announced as the thinnest Full HD 5-incher of them all

Titles of "world's thinnest" are a dime a dozen in the smartphone world, with barely a month without someone touting their handset's record "at its thinnest part". Yet when this term is used for one of the new crop of handsets with 5" Full HD displays, one ought to listen.

That's precisely what ZTE is using to brag about its Grand S flagship it just unveiled at CES 2013, and at just 6.9 mm thin, who can blame the manufacturer for basking in the phone's svelte dimensions.

The Grand S sports the said 5" 1920x1080 pixels display, and gets powered by a pimped quad-core 1.7 GHz Snapdragon S4 Pro. It also has 2 GB RAM and 16 GB of storage, yet makes room for a microSD slot. A 13 MP rear cam and a 2 MP front-facing shooter capable of 1080 video round up the top-shelf specs, leaving you to drool over a handset that China will see as soon as this quarter.

About the only thing sacrificed to achieve the "thinnest" title is the battery capacity. At 1,780 mAh, it is the smallest of them all 5-incher units, and with this resolution and overclocked processor, endurance tests have to show whether the Grand S took any major blow in battery life for strutting its slim chassis on the Android catwalk.

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