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. Also Read - Nubia Red Magic 7 to likely join Xiaomi 12 series, OnePlus 10 Pro
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. Also Read - Explained: Want to make your PC superfast? You must know about DDR5 and how it is better than DDR4
It also packs in a 13-megapixel sensor with an f/2.0 aperture for photography. Additionally, this camera can also shoot 1080p video. Also Read - Fossil working to bring Alexa support to its smartwatches before Wear OS 3
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.