Even though the Chinese electronics-maker ZTE entered in bigger-screen devices era with its Blade-series of Smartphones, the high-end tag was somewhat lacking. Then we saw company’s Z5 from Nubia-series, and company once again proved its supremacy into the mobile world. Bringing the heat on CES show floor in Las Vegas, the ZTE has just introduced its yet another high-end specs offering Phablet, the ZTE Grand S.
With 1.7GHz quad-core Snapdragon S4 processor, 2GB RAM, and dual (13MP rear / 2MP front) shooters, this LTE-equipped ZTE’s Jelly Bean-running beast seems to go rival with Sony’s recent addition. In addition to 1080p video shooting, the other camera options include facial recognition, a flash, and panoramic shooting.
At just 6.9mm thin, the device feels a little lighter than you would expect given its spec sheet — thanks to its unibody polycarbonate design. The thing that might disappoint customers is a paltry offering of a 1,780 mAh battery. To make it smarter, ZTE has included an extra software back button — that can be dragged anywhere onscreen — along the screen’s left edge, complemented with a full set of four buttons. Cool enough?
Don’t get your hopes up too quickly, though — you probably can’t buy the Grand S even if you want to. Expected to go on sale in Q1 of 2013 — at least in China — we’ve heard nothing about plans to bring the device anywhere else. Though, we’ll keep an ear out if anything changes. Keep it tuned with Techsnapr for additional details.