5-inch ZTE Grand S headed to CES


ZTE definitely looks to be bringing us a new superphone at the biggest technology conference of the year. They were rumored to be bringing a hot new superphone before, and that’s all but confirmed with event information posted to the CES press page.

The name of the phone will be the ZTE Grand S, and it will be a 5 inch smartphone that features full-HD resolution. ZTE will claim a new “world’s thinnest smartphone” tag within the 5 inch category. That seems like very forced marketing considering there’s not much to compete with in that range as the HTC DROID DNA and Butterfly J are the only notable phones meeting that specific specification so far.

While we can’t be too sure about the rest of the specs we can do a tad bit of guesstimating. I’d be surprised to see anything less than a quad-core chipset and 1GB of RAM alongside an 8 megapixel camera and at least 16GB of internal storage, but anything can and will happen to kick the new year off so we will wait until ZTE gives us the full, official rundown starting January 8th.

The build quality of the phone will be most notable as it’s said to be made out of an unusual ceramic material. The phone will provide traditional Chinese flare in its design, as well. ZTE might not be the most exciting name in the market in this day but with it’s starting to pull a Huawei in that it’s attempting to reshape its image into being a high-end OEM. We’ll see if they can pull that off starting early next month.

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. This makes me think back to when I first started to get into mobile tech :)! So exciting. I wanted an iPhone when it first came out. Never got it. Then I was put on with Windows Mobile devices. Then Android came along and my first Android phone was a HTC Hero. Man they have came a long way.

    1. Same here! You must be a Sprint customer

  2. chinese spyware phone.. no thanks.

    1. Trolling…no thanks.

  3. these companies need to do something more than simply apply a custom UI to their phones if they hope to stand out. seems like everyone these days is putting our phones with 5″ screens 2 GB RAM and quad core processor with 1080p. at least Samsung stands out with an s pen in their phone.

    1. Maybe offer it for free on contract! That’s different for a high end device!

  4. I hope the FTC/FCC/CIA/FBI steps in to ban Huawei and ZTE from the US completely

  5. High-end OEM is nice if it works. Reliability is key for anyone that uses their phone for work, and I use mine a lot. I certainly like a larger screen and so I am looking forward to seeing this at
    CES. I know my buddy at DISH loves to be the first to buy things like this and he’ll probably talk to the rep at CES about how to buy one. I love my Galaxy Note II because it has the largest screen available, 5.5-inches. I also use the Sling Adapter for watching TV on my portable devices when I’m away from home, using the DISH Remote Access App I downloaded. It works on my Android phone and iPad so I can watch more TV than I used to since I can watch anywhere I go.

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