ZTE appears to be determined to make its mark in the smart phone arena. The Chinese smart phone developer has already shown its Grand S smartphone to the public at this year’s CES and is now preparing a phablet that could go head to head against its rivals, Huawei’s Ascend Mate and Samsung’s Galaxy Note II.
The alleged phablet, ZTE’s Grand Memo is touted to run on a 1.7 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro quad-core processor, a 5.7-inch HD display screen and a 13mp rear camera. It is 8mm thin and will be shipped with an Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean OS that will probably be assimilated with ZTE’s own interface. Some individuals were lucky enough to get some hands-on time with the phablet at a recent event in Hong Kong and have noted that while the specs of the Grand Memo was impressive, the design still left much to be desired. But since that phone was only a prototype, ZTE might still have some surprises up its sleeve.
There’s no word yet on what the price tag is for the Grand Memo and when it will roll-out, but insiders believe that it might be more affordable that its competition, something that can work in the company’s favor. Hopefully, next month’s Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain will shed more light on ZTE’s Grand Memo.