ZTE attacks high-end market with Grand Memo


ZTE has announced the upcoming arrival of the ZTE Grand Memo, the Chinese company’s new high-end smartphone that it hopes to use to attract a lot more eyes to its brand. It’s a huge 5.7 inch smartphone sporting Qualcomm’s 1.7GHz Snapdragon 800, 1GB of RAM, a 13 megapixel camera and Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.

ZTE’s custom user interface will sit on top of the operating system, and will include features like ZTE Safe, an intelligent power management technology which, when coupled with the massive 3,200 mAh battery inside, should make for supreme battery life. Other features include ZTE Drive for navigation, a custom keyboard to facilitate one-handed typing for both left-handed and right-handed users, and more.

Asian and European markets will see the device first, and while ZTE is exploring options for North American rollouts we wouldn’t hold our breath — the company’s track record over in these parts of the world hasn’t been great. Stay tuned for our hands-on coverage of the device live from Mobile World Congress.

Quentyn Kennemer
The "Google Phone" sounded too awesome to pass up, so I bought a G1. The rest is history. And yes, I know my name isn't Wilson.

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  1. 1GB of ram? Yawn…

    1. that’s what I was thinking

    2. Jus curious, is it still a yawn if it was ddr3 cuz all phones I can think of a 2 gigs of ddr2

    3. maybe its a typo.. Quentyn Kennemer does a lot of those lol

  2. This is high end…?

    1. It’s a strange mix. Some high-end, some mid-range.

  3. wait snapdragon 800..isnt it expected to come in q2?

  4. Needs another gig of RAM at least it has a high end processor in it.

    1. Should launch with the 800 later this year..

    2. Even if it’s ddr3, cuz all other phones using ddr2,

      1. why not future proof it a bit more with 2 gigs of DDR3 haha

  5. if these specs were on a smaller phone I would but it instantly…. also with frequent updates

    1. Yes, cut an inch from the screen size and I’m with you!

  6. Hey people I think it’s ddr3, last time I read up on snapdragon 800 version it said it will come with ddr3 RAM unlike every other phone that uses ddr2 nowadays

  7. ZTE gets the 800 while companies like HTC get the 600, must be in some parallel universe.

    1. Couldnt agree more this company gets the 800, while the big names get the 600 seems strange to me also

      1. if the galaxy s4 comes with a s600 on board its just going to be a sad day although the s600 is preety powerful for what it is.

      2. yea it seems strange because they lied, they had announced it to have the S800 but now they have changed it to the S600 but it seems to be scoring a lot less in benchmarks like around 10,000 in antutu and its chip id doesnt indicate a s600

    2. Exactly what im saying..i thought Qualcomm said that they were going to bring out the 800 in Q3

  8. Engadgets read up states 2 gig ram

  9. Why is every smartphone company attacking the galaxy note 2 damit!

  10. Hmm, if ZTE can bring a smartphone to
    market with the Snapdragon 800 processor,
    very possibly the Galaxy S4
    will have the Snapdragon 800 processor
    I really want that QuickCharge 2.0 technology!

  11. ZTE and High-end do not line up.

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