Chinese mobile phone maker ZTE Corporation has unveiled on Tuesday plans to make its ultra-thin Grand Era U985 smartphone available for purchase in the local market in the coming days.
made the announcement at the PT/EXPO COMM CHINA 2012, but did not unveil further info on the quad-core smartphone’s landing.
The ZTE Grand Era U985 is touted as a historical breakthrough in China “domestic” handsets, and was announced for the local market with support for TD-SCDMA networks.
The new mobile phone arrives on shelves with an Nvidia Tegra 3 quad-core application processor inside, while being powered by Google’s Android 4.0 Ice cream Sandwich operating system.
Moreover, the handset comes with a large 4.5-inch retinal screen that can deliver an HD resolution (1280x720), thus being capable of providing users with a great viewing experience while on the go. It is also said to pack 3D acceleration capacity.
On the back, the handset
sports an 8-megapixel photo snapper with auto-focus and support for HD video recording.
The Grand Era U985 sports an average thickness of 8.6mm, while being only 7.9mm thin at its slimmest point. Thus, ZTE claims that it is the slimmest quad-core smartphone in the world.
“The Grand Era also comes with a device security suite called Palm Manager, which was independently developed by ZTE in response to increasingly malicious threats to mobile phone security,” ZTE announced.
“It includes both software and hardware components which monitor permissions for installed applications and protect user information in relation to power management, traffic monitoring, software management and security protection.”
The Grand Era U985 is only one of the quad-core smartphones
that ZTE has on display at the aforementioned expo. The Grand Era V985 and the Grand Era LTE will also be showcased, along with dual-core HD smartphones such as the Grand V970 and Grand U930.
“The Grand Era has opened the door to the quad-core era for ZTE smart phones,” said ZTE Executive Vice President Mr. He Shiyou. “We believe these products will produce a butterfly effect across the industry, domestically and abroad.”