CES 2013: ZTE Grand S Unleashed with 13MP Camera and 1.7 GHz Quad-Core CPU

The smartphone will be initially launched in China in Q1

By on January 9th, 2013 06:48 GMT

After Huawei unveiled its Android high-end devices, the Ascend Mate and Ascend D2 at Consumer Electronics Show 2013 (CES), another Chinese handset maker has taken the wrap off its products, ZTE.

Although ZTE announced a few days ago plans to introduce its Android flagship, the Grand S, during CES 2013, the company did not say when exactly it would happen.

Well, it appears that the Grand S has just been officially unveiled along with its full specs list and availability.

The good news is that ZTE Grand S packs quite a range of high-end features, but the bad news is that the smartphone will only be available for online purchase in China.

According to ZTE, the handset will go on sale in Mainland in Q1, but it is likely to make it to other countries soon after.

There’s no word on the phone’s costs, but knowing ZTE is always pricing its handsets lower than competition we should expect a real bargain.

Specs-wise, ZTE Grand S is equipped with a powerful 1.7 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro processor, accompanied by 2GB of RAM.

There are 16GB of storage inside, which can be further expanded up to 32GB via microSD card slot, as well as 4G LTE support.

On the back, the smartphone boasts an impressive 13-megapixel photo snapper with autofocus, LED flash and full HD (1080p) video recording, while on the front there’s a secondary 2-megapixel camera for video calls.

Another strong point of the ZTE Grand S is the 5.0-inch full HD (1080p) display. It is also worth mentioning that the smartphone is only 6.9mm thin and comes with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean platform out of the box.

“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.

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