The China-based ZTE Corp. has launched two new high-end Android handsets named the Grand S and Grand Memo in its hometown. Back in January, the 5-inch Grand S was first introduced at CES in Las Vegas, followed by the gigantic 5.7-inch Grand Memo at MWC in Spain this year and now both the devices have hit the Chinese stores. The pair has gone for sale in China for pretty decent prices with the Grand S available for 3,399 Yuan (or $547) and the Grand Memo for 2,688 Yuan (or $432).
The stylus-less 5.7-inch Grand Memo was subjected to discussions as soon as it was unveiled at MWC 2013 as a result of a false claim made by ZTE. The company claimed that Grand Memo is equipped with Qualcomm Snapdragon 800, though this claim turned out fake when the Qualcomm itself denied the report. Accordingly, ZTE delivered a new report depicting that different variants of the phone will have different specs based on different locations and therefore some models will eventually get powered by Snapdragon 800.
Currently, the Chinese variant of ZTE Grand Memo is powered by quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro processor and has support for LTE. It has 1GB on board RAM, 16GB of internal storage, 3,200mAh battery, 13-megapixel camera at back that can captures videos in 1080p & a front-facing camera and runs Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. It features a 5.7-inch screen with 720p resolution and 258ppi of pixel density. The smartphone lacks MicroSD card slot for storage expansion.
On the other hand, the smaller-in-size but high-in-price ZTE Grand S features a 5-inch FHD display which works on 441ppi pixel density. The 6.9mm thin device comes equipped with a 1.5GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro processor, a 1,780mAh battery and runs Android Jelly Bean. It too sports a 1GB of on board RAM, 16GB of internal storage and a 13-megapixel rear camera that can capture video at 1080p. In addition, it comes with a 2MP front-facing camera, a MicroSD card slot and also have support for LTE.
At the moment, the duo has gone up for sale only in China, but it is anticipated that both the smartphones will together reach the European markets as soon as by next month. Unfortunately, there is no word yet on the wider international availability as well as pricing of the ZTE’s flagship Grand Memo and Grand S, but the company will confirm the actual dates & prices soon.