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ZTE Grand S to have reasonable price in China, says executive

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ZTE Grand S to have reasonable price in China, says executive
The ZTE Grand S is just 6.9mm thick

The ZTE Grand S is just 6.9mm thick

Introduced at CES, the ZTE Grand S is a top-shelf model by any definition. With a 5 inch FHD display, the handset has a pixel display of 441ppi and features a quad-core 1.7GHz processor under the hood. We even expect to see a subsidized version of the ZTE Grand S become available for U.S.consumers from one of the country's top four carriers.

With those beastly specs, you might expect the ZTE Grand S to be prohibitively priced. One rumor had the phone tagged at over $700 USD. But according to  ZTE mobile division lead He Shiyou, the price of the phone won't cost you an arm and leg, at least not in China. According to the ZTE executive, the price of the model will be 3000-3500 Yuan ($480-$561 USD). And imagine, all of those amazing specs are shoehorned into a case just 6.9mm thin. The only sour note would be the battery, which at 1780mAh seems a bit light for such an ambitious model. We should see a Q1 launch for the phone, although the U.S. launch might came later.

source: MyDrivers.com (translated) via Engadget

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posted on 23 Feb 2013, 01:51 4

1. platformwars (Posts: 86; Member since: 14 Sep 2012)

I personally dont think that i can ever buy a ZTE or a Huwaie or any other Chinese Smartphone model.. The lack of accessories, customer support, Software upgrades is a deal breaker for me.. otherwise the price of these phones are excellent..

posted on 23 Feb 2013, 03:07 1

2. SamsungFan (Posts: 201; Member since: 16 Apr 2012)

You are correct. These Chinese companies are no match for manufacturers like samsung,htc and sony

posted on 23 Feb 2013, 03:32 1

3. tiara6918 (Posts: 2111; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)

ZTE, Huawei, Lenovo and many other chinese companies have more chances to be successful in their homeland rather than competing with the lead competitors worldwide. Products like this are aimed for people who are after lower priced phones but with amazingly great specs(except for the horrible battery life of the grand s)

posted on 23 Feb 2013, 09:09

4. NateAdam8 (Posts: 388; Member since: 17 Feb 2012)

All they need is a chance to improve on what they've got, Samsung, HTC, Sony, Nokia,Motorola and LG all started out just like this and they still have problems that people complain about and people complain a lot about stupid stuff everyday but given a chance and we'll get great devices from them...... Someday.

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