ZTE beats Motorola to announcing an Intel-powered phone, meet the ZTE Grand X IN

ZTE beats Motorola to announcing an Intel-powered phone, meet the ZTE Grand X IN
It looks like Intel-based smartphones are finally starting to pop up. Motorola, for example, announced that it will hold an event on September 18, and judging by the Intel logo found on the invitation, we can be 100% sure that a smartphone with Intel Inside is involved. However, another manufacturer has just beaten Moto to announcing an Intel handset - ZTE.

ZTE has just introduced the latest addition to its line-up, the ZTE Grand X IN. The smartphone will be powered by the Intel Atom Z2460 processor. The Atom Z2460 is a single-core CPU, clocked at 1.6GHz and supporting the Hyper-Threading Technology. The Grand X IN will also feature Intel's XMM 6260 platform, which provides HSPA+ connectivity of up to 21 Mbps on the downlink. Nothing groundbreaking, obviously, but who knows, the handset might prove to be quite a performer in real-world usage.

Other than that, the ZTE Grand X IN will be a pretty decently-spec'd device, featuring a sizable 4.3" qHD (540x960 pixels) TFT display, 8MP camera (plus VGA front-facing one), 1080p camcorder, 1GB RAM, 16GB internal storage with the option to install a microSD card, NFC, HD Voice, noise-cancellation microphone and pretty much any type of sensor that you can think of.

Interestingly, ZTE isn't too worried about the battery life of its first Intel-powered smartphone, because that company has equipped with only a 1650mAh battery. Let's hope that it'll be enough to guarantee a full day of usage!

The Grand X IN will launch with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, but by the looks of it, ZTE is going to include a personalized user interface of some sort in order to differentiate its product. While we've grown used to this, we'd really appreciate it if ZTE's software layer doesn't cripple the performance of the Atom Z2460 chip and will allow it to reveal its full potential.

The good news is that ZTE is bringing the device Europe in September. Still, nothing has been mentioned about a U.S. launch yet.

source: ZTE


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Grand X IN
  • Display 4.3" 540 x 960 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 0.3 MP VGA front
  • Processor Intel Atom, Single core, 1600 MHz
  • Battery 1650 mAh

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34 Comments

1. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

Thanks. but not interested, the reasons why: 1. 4.3 inch (to small screen) 2. 540x960 (resolution is to low) 3. Ice Cream Sandwich (want Jelly Bean) 4. 1650 mAh (want bigger capacity) P.S. It is only my opinion.

7. Non_Sequitur

Posts: 1111; Member since: Mar 16, 2012

I just read "ZTE" and noped right on out of here.

12. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

I agree - it is interesting - ICS should not be a reason to not buy the phone as ICS is great on its own. Bigger battery, 4G LTE, quad core should be what all companies shoot for.

14. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

I agree, ICS is good, but we are looking forward, right? :)

26. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Also it looks like a HTC Sensation. Rear camera looks like the Desire HD.

27. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

There already is ZTE Grand X just with Nvidia Tegra 2.

28. downphoenix

Posts: 3165; Member since: Jun 19, 2010

Wow, aren't you spoiled? 4.3 is too small? 540x960 is too low res? ICS is too old? 1650 mah is too small? You DO know that not every phone that is manufactured is top of the line, right?

29. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

"Wow, aren't you spoiled?" No, I'm not. "4.3 is too small?" Yes, for me it is too small. "540x960 is too low res?" Yes, for me it is to low res. "ICS is too old?" I didn't said that ICS is too old! Where do you see that? "1650 mah is too small?" Yes for me it is too small, there already is 3300mAh and even 5 year old Nokia N95 has 1200mAh. "You DO know that not every phone that is manufactured is top of the line, right?" Yes, I know, so what? Did I have mentioned that it is top of the line? NO! I just have told why I'm not interested in this device also I have said that it is only my opinion!

31. 305Bucko

Posts: 506; Member since: Aug 07, 2011

haha I enjoyed reading that xD +1

34. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

Thanks. :)

32. theBankRobber

Posts: 682; Member since: Sep 22, 2011

Looks like someone can read, good for you.

2. AreYouKiddingMe

Posts: 3; Member since: Aug 30, 2012

Looks like Nexus S

13. MeoCao unregistered

Nexus S was ahead of its time and set a distinctive design style away from iPhone. GS3 and many other phone take cue from it.

3. Veigald

Posts: 290; Member since: Jan 13, 2012

Only one core in an Android phone in 2012? That requires some more education of the tween fanboi crowd.

8. AreYouKiddingMe

Posts: 3; Member since: Aug 30, 2012

It's intel processor son, intel processor

4. jasongohjr

Posts: 75; Member since: Sep 26, 2011

The bump at the end makes it looks like a galaxy s

5. AnotherOne

Posts: 15; Member since: Jul 04, 2012

That UI is going to be really laggy. It looks pretty heavy to me!

6. mas11

Posts: 1034; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

But nobody cares about ZTE. I've never even seen anyone with a ZTE phone.

11. FranksGT

Posts: 167; Member since: Aug 29, 2012

ZTE WARP on Boost is a big hit smartphone. Its preferred on the prepaid system for a reason. It has decent specs for something fairly cheap.

16. 305Bucko

Posts: 506; Member since: Aug 07, 2011

You know whats ironic... in the US ZTE is a nobody cares. Where as in other parts of the world HTC is the under rated company. In south america ZTE is mad popular and nobody has even heard of HTC

19. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

And in Europe we have them all. :D

9. som

Posts: 768; Member since: Nov 10, 2009

Galaxy S2 clone with small battery and low specs.

15. Mittal

Posts: 494; Member since: Dec 14, 2011

How the heck do the rounded corners look like GS2 ?

17. 305Bucko

Posts: 506; Member since: Aug 07, 2011

It looks like a Nexus S if anything

10. FranksGT

Posts: 167; Member since: Aug 29, 2012

Looks kinda like the original nexus for sprint. Besides the horrible specs not including the intel// don't know how fast it is. This better be a budget friend phone or perhaps prepaid. This wont sell on contract unless its close to free.

18. McLTE

Posts: 922; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

I quit reading at 540x960. Not interested!

20. Jay_F

Posts: 236; Member since: Nov 29, 2011

And there's the biggest "meh" of the year. You're better than that Intel. You're very late to the phone processor game, but you should have come with something much better than that. That's like 2009 tech.

22. Mittal

Posts: 494; Member since: Dec 14, 2011

Thats y we should wait for Moto's announcement...

21. Cyan3boN

Posts: 446; Member since: Feb 23, 2012

Lava xolo 900 is the first intel based smartphone.

23. naga.appani

Posts: 36; Member since: Nov 26, 2011

That is Nexus S, Trolll

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