Remember last January when ZTE released the Grand S as the then world’s slimmest smartphone (6.9 mm)? The 5 inch flagship device had one flaw and that was it came with a non-removable 1,780 mAh battery. This was used to power up its quad core processor and Full HD display which quickly drained the battery.
ZTE is planning to correct this flaw by releasing the ZTE Grand S Flex which offers the same specifications and features as the Grand S but this time around will come with a 2300 mAh capacity battery. Of course the increase in battery capacity also means that this upcoming device will have a much thicker body. Reports indicate that this new model will be first released in France this coming September.
ZTE Grand S Flex Specifications (based on the Grand S)
- Display: 5-inch HD LCD (1920 x 1080)
- 4G LTE / Wi-Fi
- 1.7GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro processor (Quad-core)
- OS: Android 4.1
- Memory: 2GB RAM
- 16GB internal storage
- 2MP front-facing camera (1080p video)
- 13MP rear-camera w/ LED flash & AF (1080p video)
- 3.5mm audio port
- Micro-USB port
Also expected to launch later this year is the ZTE Blade G. This will become the latest model in the Blade series. The Blade series of smartphones is known for the amount of features they offer at an affordable price. The upcoming ZTE Blade G will sport a 4.5 inch display with a resolution of 480 x 854. It will be using a 1.2GHz Qualcomm dual core processor and have 5 12 MB of RAM. It uses a 2000mAh battery and is expected to hit the market this summer.
The company will also be releasing the ZTE Grand X2 In this September in France. No pricing details have been released so far.
ZTE is a Chinese company that is considered as the world’s fourth largest mobile phone manufacturer since 2012. The company is also the fifth largest telecom equipment maker since 2011.