ZTE Grand S to take slimmest phablet crown

It seems that Chinese handset maker ZTE is pushing out a fair few smartphones lately what with the ZTE Grand X launching in Indonesia, and then there is the 5-inch ZTE Nubia Z5 expected to launch at some point, it now appears ZTE has yet another device up their sleeve that is expected to be shown off during CES 2013 in Las Vegas next month.

The new device is called the ZTE Grand S, a phablet that is said to be the world’s slimmest yet according to a report by Slash Gear, and the ZTE Grand S is said to be just 6.9mm thick, which would indeed make the handset the slimmest thus far.

Apparently it has been confirmed via Weibo that ZTE will showcase the ZTE Grand S at CES 2013 on the 8th of January, however the company hasn’t yet revealed all the specifications for this new phablet, but some are available.

Those rumoured specs for the Grand S are as impressive at the ZTE Nubia Z5 so we are talking about a 5-inch full HD 1920 x 1080 touch screen, a 1.5GHZ Snapdragon S4 quad core processor, 2GB of RAM, and word is the device will sport a 13 megapixel rear facing camera although that little bit of info hasn’t yet been confirmed.

Where the ZTE Grand S differs from the Nubia Z5 though is in battery size, with the Grand S said to sport a 2500mAh battery. Naturally both devices will also differ when it comes to pricing, with the ZTE Nubia Z5 expected to command a price tag of roughly US$550 whilst the ZTE Grand S is expected to have a price tag of around $US450.

Apparently the device will be made out of ceramic and will feature a ‘traditional Chinese style’, and apparently is ideal for the ‘fashionable set.’

Other than those revealed specifications nothing else is known about the ZTE Grands S at the moment but no doubt the device will run the latest Android OS like the ZTE Nubia Z5, so that would be Android Jelly Bean.

Although ZTE will be showcasing the ZTE Grand S during CES 2013 next month that doesn’t mean the phablet will see the light of day outside China, but then again there is always a possibility, we’ll just have to wait and see.

Are any of our readers impressed with those specs for the ZTE Grand S and would you consider picking up the handset if it ever released in your part of the globe?

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