CES 2013: ZTE unveils Grand S LTE smartphone

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ZTE has launched its new flagship smartphone, the Grand S LTE, at CES 2013, a handset that the company claims is the thinnest full HD quad-core smartphone on the market.

At 6.9mm thick, it adds to the growing number of smartphones with sub-7mm profiles, a feat made particularly more impressive given how big its display is.

Key features of the smartphone include a Qualcomm Snapdrqagon S4 SoC clocked at 1.7GHz, 2GB of RAM, 16GB onboard storage, a microSD card slot, a 13-megapixel AF camera with flash, full HD video capture and a front facing 2-megapixel webcam, a 5-in full HD display, Dolby Digital surround, Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and 4G LTE.

Various speakers at ZTE’s press conference highlighted some of the new design features of the phone like its floating screen, its 3.14 ultra-thin frame and the thought process that helped ZTE engineer such a thin handset. The smartphone will debut in China over the next few weeks with the US coming next and EMEA third.

It’s worth noting that the phone as a series of connectors on one side which leads us to believe that there will be at least a docking station accessory for the Grand S.

The Grand S, which is available in six colours, will compete against the Huawei Ascend D2 which was unveiled yesterday.