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MWC: ZTE announces the 5.7in Grand Memo smartphone

Challenges the Samsung Galaxy Note 2
Mon Feb 25 2013, 12:15
ZTE Grand Memo

BARCELONA: CHINESE PHONE MAKER ZTE silently unveiled its ZTE Grand Memo smartphone on Monday at MWC, which looks to challenge Samsung's Galaxy Note 2 handset.

Although not quite as ridiculously sized as the Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0, the ZTE Grand Memo smartphone features a 5.7in 1280x720 HD screen. When you think that there are much smaller HD 720p screened phones available, the Grand Memo certainly isn't the sharpest smartphone on the market, nor is it that comfortable for making phone calls.

That said, ZTE clearly is looking to challenge its 'phablet' rivals, as the ZTE Grand Memo handset has a quad-core 1.7GHz Qualcomm processor and Google's Android 4.1 Jelly Bean mobile operating system. This is skinned with ZTE's own custom user interface, but this didn't seem too busy on first impressions.

ZTE's gigantic Grand Memo smartphone is also eyeing the Sony Xperia Z, as it features a 13MP rear-facing camera complete with autofocus, LED flash and the ability to capture HD video.

The ZTE Grand Memo also features 16GB of internal storage, DLNA technology for wireless streaming, HD voice support and a 3,200mAh battery.

There's no word on pricing or availability yet, and it's still unclear whether the ZTE Grand Memo will be released in the UK. µ


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