The CES press website has confirmed that the ZTE Grand S will be showcased by the Chinese phone maker in the popular electronics event. The unveiling is scheduled on January 8 at 1:30-2:30 PM.
According to the announcement, ZTE is dubbing the device “the world’s thinnest 5-inch FHD smartphone.” It is “ZTE’s first FHD smartphone,” as well.
ZTE is but one of the many companies which are releasing five-inch smartphones lately. HTC, for its part, has recently introduced the HTC J Butterfly and the HTC Droid DNA. Meanwhile, Oppo has released the Oppo Find 5.
The announcement does not divulge the key specifications of the ZTE Grand S, but the smartphone is expected to be packed with a 1080p screen. It will also likely have a thickness of less than 9.7mm, which is the measurement of the Droid DNA, if it will live up to its claim of being the thinnest 5-inch FHD smartphone. According to earlier rumors, the ZTE Grand S will have a measurement of 6.9 mm, but this is yet to be confirmed. CNET also reports that it may have a quad-core CPU while Unwiredview makes mention that the device will be “made using ceramics.”
Meanwhile, it may be recalled that ZTE has been rumored to be working on a device called the Nubia Z5, which reportedly sports a 5-inch, 1080p display. It is said to have a thickness of 7.6mm and come with a Snapdragon S4 chip. The Nubia Z5 will also allegedly have 2GB of RAM, as well, and a main camera with a 12-megapixel sensor.
It could be possible that the Grand S and the Nubia Z5 may be one and the same smartphone. However, as DigitalTrends surmises, ZTE might have opted to stick with the Grand S name because this will help the company strengthen its lineup of Grand devices.