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.