ZTE Grand S launched at CES, has a 1080p display and a quad-core chip

ZTE is continuing the trend of 1080p smartphones at CES with the launch of the Grand S. Like some of the other smartphones launched at the show, the Grand S also flaunts a 5-inch 1080p panel, which is becoming a standard for a flagship smartphone. ZTE claims that at 6.9mm it is the world’s thinning 5-inch smartphone, but that’s a claim we have not been able to ratify yet.

Apart from the display, it runs a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 pro processor clocked at 1.7GHz, 2GB of RAM and has 16GB of built-in eMMC storage.

It also packs in a 13-megapixel sensor with an f/2.0 aperture for photography. Additionally, this camera can also shoot 1080p video.

ZTE has also managed to pack some serious audio chops in the Grand S as it has Dolby Digital Surround Sound built-in. As it uses the Qualcomm chipset, it’s also 4G LTE capable, but that’s only in select markets like the US. It runs on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.

Currently no pricing has been announced, but ZTE says that the phone will be available for sale online in the first quarter of 2013 in China.

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