ZTE has officially revealed the Grand S, its latest and most advanced flagship smartphone yet, at the annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES).
Featuring a five-inch display – a screen size that’s fast becoming a trend for 2013 – the successor to last year’s Grand X rocks a full HD resolution and a crisp-sharp 443 pixel density that’s identical to the Sony Xperia Z and the Huawei Ascend D2 – also showcased this week at the Las Vegas tech expo.
Under the hood you’ll find a brawny 1.7GHz quad-core Snapdragon S4 processor with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of flash storage (microSD slot included). On the rear sits a 13-megapixel autofocus shooter with LED flash and full HD recording capabilites.
4G LTE support is included too, as is Dolby Digital surround sound and Android 4.1 Jelly Bean installed out of the box with ZTE’s custom interfACE UI slathered on top.
All this is packed into an ultra-thin 6.9mm frame, which ZTE claims is the world’s thinnest for a five-inch full HD kit. Although that also means the battery capacity is not quite as great at 1,750mAh.
Still, it’s certainly a very impressive-looking bit of kit and could be just the device to put ZTE on the map as a genuine contender to its more established Android rivals.
Alas, release details for the Grand S have not yet been revealed but word on the Vegas strip is that it’ll land in China in the next few weeks, followed by the US and EMEA markets in the first quarter.