ZTE has announced a Medfield-powered flavor of their recently launched Grand X handset. Dubbed the ZTE Grand X IN, the phone sports an Atom Z2460 and pairs it with Ice Cream Sandwich while retaining a 4.3-inch qHD display, 8MP camera, and 1,650mAh battery. The latest edition of the Grand X will be capable of HSPA+ speeds up to 21Mbps and is all set to launch in Europe next month. Plans for a release in other regions were not announced at this time. Next month should be a big one for Intel and Android, as Motorola is getting set to announce their first Google-powered device running on the platform.
ZTE to Deliver its First Smartphone with Intel Inside® Running Android Ice Cream Sandwich
ZTE Grand X IN handset to be sold across Europe beginning in September
30 August 2012, London, UK – ZTE Corporation (“ZTE”) (H share stock code: 0763.HK / A share stock code: 000063.SZ), a leading global provider of telecommunications equipment, network solutions and mobile devices, announced that it will launch its first Android Ice Cream Sandwich smartphone with Intel Inside®, the ZTE Grand X IN. This ZTE flagship handset is the latest product from the ZTE Grand series and will be launched in Europe in September. The Grand X IN delivers fast and efficient performance via the low power Intel® Atom™ processor Z2460 with Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology, and support for HSPA+ 21Mbps network with the Intel® XMM™ 6260 Platform. Together, these Intel technologies help deliver end users with an energy efficient, high performance user experience enabling fast browsing and a responsive Internet experience.
The ZTE Grand X IN has a 4.3-inch, 16 million colour screen, a best-in-class 8MP camera, Blu-ray quality movie playback and long battery life with a 1650 mAh, Li-Ion battery. With a 127 x 65 x 9.9mm chassis the Grand X IN also features the latest communications capabilities including Bluetooth 2.1, Wi-Fi & Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA and Mobile HD link (via micro-USB) short range connectivity. Its wide range of audio-visual features includes Dolby Sound, HD Video Capture.
“The Grand X IN is ZTE’s first flagship smartphone in Europe to feature Intel Inside, and we look forward to building our partnership with Intel,” said Mr. Ao Wen, Vice President of Europe Operations for ZTE Handsets. “The handsets in the ZTE Grand portfolio are quality devices focused on providing a great level of service and, with the inclusion of Intel’s technology in the Grand X IN, we have provided a handset with enhanced capabilities, reliability and ZTE has nearly 10 years experience of smartphone research and development and commits 10 per cent of its annual revenue to R&D. ZTE’s focus is to provide the best handset for the best value so all consumers can enjoy the experience of using a very capable smartphone. We want to focus on things that matter, so we excel at providing superior battery life and fast feeds and speeds, resulting in a high level of customer satisfaction.”
“We’re pleased to extend the close collaboration we entered with ZTE at Mobile World Congress 2012 to Intel-based smartphones. ZTE is a fast growing global handset maker that strives to create products with features and capabilities that people care most about,” said Helmut Vogler, vice president and general manager of Mobile and Wireless Sales for Intel Corporation. “The Grand X IN is a well-rounded device that marries robust hardware and software to deliver great performance and value for consumers.”
- Intel® Atom™ Processor Z2460
- HSPA+ 21Mbps support with Intel® XMM™ 6260 Platform
- EDGE 900/1800/1900
- HSDPA 900/2100
- DPA 21Mbps UPA 5.76Mbps
- Android* Ice Cream Sandwich
- RAM 1GB, ROM 16GB/4GB, Ext. microSD 32GB
- 4.3”, QHD (960×540), 16M, TFT, Capacitive
- 1650 mAh, Li-Ion
- 8Mpx AF/Flash + 0.3Mpx Front Camera
- GPS, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, WiFi Direct, Bluetooth 2.1 + A2DP
- Accelerator, Gyro, Compass, Proximity, Light
- Dolby, FM Radio
- DLNA, 1080p Rec., 1080p Play
- NFC, FOTA, HD Voice, Dual Mic
- 127 x 65 x 9.9mm chassis, 140.8g weight (with battery)