ZTE Grand S: thinnest Full HD 5-inch quad-core smartphone

Posted on Jan 8 2013 - 8:38pm by Phalgun Shenoy

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Previously, it was all about having bigger displays, but the latest trend is Android phones with 1080p HD displays. Most of the manufacturers are jumping out with their own 1080p smartphone, and ZTE has now come up a new high end device called Grand S.

ZTE is a huge Chinese manufacturer and falls in the league of companies such as Huawei and others. Coming to the highlighting feature, the device comes with a 1080p display. Now that isn’t eye catchy because we now have a crowd of such devices and it’s just growing, but what makes ZTE’s offering stand out of crowd is the claim that it is “world’s thinnest”. Grand S is the flagship device of ZTE for the year 2013, and they are bragging that they have the world’s thinnest smartphone with 1080p display, and why shouldn’t they when they have a device which is just 6.9 mm thin?

The Grand S is company’s first full HD smartphone device and it’s a quad core smartphone. It is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro processor. According to the company, the ultrathin body and high definition display of the ZTE Grand S offer consumers the latest in style, quality and functionality.

“The ZTE Grand S gives our customers the latest in technology, functionality and style. We understand that today’s consumers call for advanced features and state-of-the-art multimedia options in their handsets, and the ZTE Grand S confidently addresses those demands,” said Mr. Kan Yulun, Corporate Vice President of ZTE Corporation and CTO of the ZTE Mobile Device Division. “It is fitting that we can announce the world debut of the ZTE Grand S at CES 2013, the world’s largest annual innovation event.”

The Grand S comes with a 5″ display with a HD resolution of 1920×1080 pixels. Powering the device is a quad-core Snapdragon S4 Pro processor that is clocked at 1.7 GHz, and yes, it is overclocked. The hardware works in conjunction with 2 GB RAM and 16 GB of storage, and there is a microSD slot too. A 13 MP camera on the rear and a 2 MP front-facing camera are capable of 1080p video.

Key features of the ZTE Grand S include:

4G LTE –Customers can expect fast download speeds of 100 Mbps and upload speeds of 50 Mbps in 4G LTE Mobile Broadband coverage areas
Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro processor with 1.7GHz quad-core CPU
Android Jelly Bean operating system
13M AF camera with Flash and 2M FF 1080P video
Expert hardware and software safety protection standard – Palm Manager helps users manage mobile phone software, optimize electricity use and protect private information
5 inch FHD screen capable of full-website display
Dolby Digital surround sound
Memory: 2GB RAM + 16GB EMMC
Dimensions: 142*69*6.9mm

The device includes top of the shelf ingredients, and since it’s the thinnest quad-core device with HD display, this device will be a good contender in the 5 inch HD smartphone race. What remains to be known is if the 1,780 mAh battery is able to deliver great battery life. What do you think? Let us know!

Source: PhoneArena

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