Known previously as the Mimosa X and shown off at Mobile World Congress, the Grand X is a new Tegra 2 dual-core smartphone from ZTE running Android 4.0 (ICS). It has a 4.3″ qHD 960×540 pixel screen, 5 megapixel rear camera and a VGA front-facing camera too. HD Voice and HD video capture is available along with Dolby sound and all the usual sensors. WiFi, GPS and Bluetooth are included too.
No news on pricing, but it’ll be available in the “second half of 2012” whic is, err.. anytime now. Scroll down for the press release…
Global premiere of flagship ZTE Grand X dual-core smartphone in Turkey
ZTE Grand series handsets including 3G, LTE and Intel-powered models to be available in the second half of 2012
20 June 2012, Istanbul, Turkey – ZTE Corporation (“ZTE”) (H share stock code: 0763.HK / A share stock code: 000063.SZ), a leading global provider of telecommunications equipment and network solutions, today held its global premiere of the ZTE Grand X dual-core 4.3-inch screen smartphone in Turkey, bringing high- end mobile video and gaming experiences to a wider audience.
The ZTE Grand X combines an NVIDIA Tegra 2 dual-core chipset, Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich), and a 4.3-inch qHD 16m colour (960 x 540 pixels) screen to deliver a rich mobile multimedia experience, in particular for gaming and video applications.
“The Grand X has features that make it stand out from the crowd at a price point that will be extremely competitive, putting mid to high-end smartphone capabilities within the reach of millions more people,” said ZTE EVP and head of the Terminals Division Mr. He Shiyou.
The Grand X also has the latest communications capabilities including Mobile HD Link which enables sharing video content on TVs. Audio-visual features include a 5 MP camera, a 0.3 MP front-facing camera for video calls, Dolby Sound, HD Video Capture and HD Voice.
The ZTE Grand X launched in Turkey today is a 3G model, and is the first in the ZTE Grand series available outside China. The Grand series will include: Grand X on 3G and LTE dual core handsets; Grand Era on 3G and LTE quad-core handsets; and an Intel-powered handset.
“The global success of the ZTE Blade and Skate Android smartphones over the last 18 months has helped ZTE become the No. 4 handset manufacturer in the world,” Mr. He said. “Our many handsets at the smartphone entry level and now the Grand handsets in the mid and high level of specifications mean ZTE now covers every price and feature level with world-leading handsets at world-beating prices.”
“We continue to build our channel capabilities around the world to deliver ZTE-branded devices to a global audience, and are bringing on new business partners every day. This launch in association with Turkey’s leading handset distributor, KVK, is the first step in the roll-out of this strategic smartphone range across Europe, Asia and the USA,” Mr. He concluded.
At the Turkey launch of the ZTE Grand X, ZTE also announced the mid-level Cool and Live smartphones.
Note: The Grand X was previewed at Mobile World Congress 2012 as the Mimosa X.
ZTE is a publicly-listed global provider of telecommunications equipment and network solutions with the most comprehensive product range covering virtually every telecommunications sector, including wireless, access & bearer, VAS, terminals and professional services. The company delivers innovative, custom-made products and services to over 500 operators in more than 140 countries, helping them to meet the changing needs of their customers while growing revenue. In 2011, ZTE’s revenue increased by 29 per cent to USD13.7 billion. Its overseas operating revenue grew 30 per cent to USD 7.4 billion during the period, accounting for 54.2 per cent of overall operating revenue. ZTE commits 10 per cent of its annual revenue to research and development and has leadership roles in several international bodies devoted to developing telecommunications industry standards. ZTE is committed to corporate social responsibility and is a member of the UN Global Compact. The company is China’s only listed telecom manufacturer that is publicly traded on both the Hong Kong and Shenzhen Stock Exchanges (H share stock code: 0763.HK / A share stock code: 000063.SZ). For more information, please visit www.zte.com.cn