Two days ago Alcatel unveiled the One Touch Idol Ultra, the "world's slimmest smartphone" at CES 2013 Now ZTE tells us "Nu-uh, we have the world's thinnest 5-inch phone right here!" Enter the ZTE Grand S.
The ZTE Grand S—a "grand" device that inarguably just secured ZTE's entry to the high end market—is a 5-inch HD (1,920 x 1,080) Android 4.1 Jelly Bean device that sports a whopping 1.7GHz quad-core Snapdragon S4 Pro processor paired with 2 gigabytes of RAM. And at its super thin profile, it still has room for a microSD slot. The following is the quick specs of the ZTE Grand S:
- OS: Android 4.1 Jelly Bean
- Processor: 1.7GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro
- Display: 5-inch full HD display, 1080 x 1920 pixels, ~441 ppi pixel density, 16M colors
- Memory: 2GB RAM, 16GB internal storage, microSD expandable up to 32GB
- Camera: 13-megapixel rear camera w/ autofocus, LED flash, 2-megapixel secondary front camera
- Connectivity: EDGE, HSPA+, LTE, GPS, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual-band, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot
- Battery: 1,780mAh Li-ion, non-removable
As with Lenovo's IdeaPhone K900, the Grand S' pricing is yet to be disclosed. But if previous pricing history is any hint, the ZTE Grand S will be priced terribly expensive when it hits the Philippines—if and when I don't know—especially now that the company is entering the high end market. The best we can do is hope.