ZTE, much like Huawei, is not among the top players when it comes to smartphones, but these Chinese companies are known to make pretty good handsets and enjoy a very good market leadership in their home market.
One of the notable devices which ZTE launched recently was the ZTE Grand X LTE. The Grand X LTE was announced to launch on China Mobile’s GSM network and is really a solid device if you ask me. The device is packed with 1.5GHz dual-core CPU, 8-megapixel rear camera and runs Ice Cream Sandwich. Debut of Grand X LTE also made ZTE the first China Mainland vendor to launch 4G LTE smartphone. The 4.3-inch qHD screen on the Grand X is claimed to deliver exceptional HD quality visual experience and was launched for HK$3,180.
ZTE Grand X LTE is a good device, although it won’t be making its way to U.S, but ZTE does have some other plans for us. It was previously rumored that Sprint will be getting the ZTE Flash later this year, and seems like we are close to the launch.
An anonymous tipster has sent some spy shots to folks at PhoneArena, and if the photos are to be believed, the handset will be launched soon. The spy photos confirm that the Sprint Flash will be sporting 4.5-inch screen, most probably with HD resolution. The device is great in the camera department too. According to the image, the device will be having a 12 megapixels camera sensor on the rear as a main camera whereas a 1 megapixels camera will do its job on the front for video calling purposes. Behind the screen is a Snapdragon S4, MSM8960, with two cores clocked at 1.5GHz. 1 gig of RAM, 8 gig of onboard storage, and a 1,730mAh battery complement the great hardware. ZTE Flash will of course be capable of communicating over both, 3G and 4G LTE networks. Sprint Flash or ZTE Flash will be booting Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich out of the box, and Jelly Bean will be coming to this device some time down the road.
There’s no information on any specific release date of the Sprint Flash, but PhoneArena anticipates this device to land in the first half of November. What we have is the price, and it is $130 on contract after rebate, or $450 outright.
Another great news for Samsung lovers is that a new color of Samsung Galaxy S II, titanium, is also expected to come. This color of the device is already available to be bought on T-Mobile and the only difference seems to be the color. The hardware, which remains the same, includes Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ S3 Processor clocked at 1.5 GHz, 4.52” Super AMOLED Plus display (480×800 pixels), 8 megapixels camera on the rear, 2 megapixels camera on the front, 16 gig of onboard memory (expandable using microSD card slot) and of course the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.
What are your thoughts on ZTE Flash? Are you interested to buy this one or would wait for better devices? Let us know in the comment sections below.