ZTE announce the Grand X IN

The last few days have been press release crazy. This afternoon ZTE have announced the Intel Medfield version of their current Tegra 2 device the Grand X, it’s imaginatively called the Grand X IN.

ZTE announce the Grand X IN
It doesn’t look drastically different apart from an Intel sticker on the backplate. The difference is under the hood/bonnet.


Here is the spec for the Grand X IN:

Intel® Atom™ Processor Z2460

HSPA+ 21Mbps support with Intel® XMM™ 6260 Platform

EDGE 900/1800/1900

HSDPA 900/2100

DPA 21Mbps UPA 5.76Mbps

Android* Ice Cream Sandwich

RAM 1GB, ROM 16GB/4GB, Ext. microSD 32GB

4.3”, QHD (960×540), 16M, TFT, Capacitive

1650 mAh, Li-Ion

8Mpx AF/Flash + 0.3Mpx Front Camera

GPS, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, WiFi Direct, Bluetooth 2.1 + A2DP

Accelerator, Gyro, Compass, Proximity, Light

Dolby, FM Radio

DLNA, 1080p Rec., 1080p Play

NFC, FOTA, HD Voice, Dual Mic

127 x 65 x 9.9mm chassis, 140.8g weight (with battery)

As to how it benchmarks compared to the Tegra 2 version we are yet to find out. I am impressed with the spec bump over the normal Grand X. This new model has a better cpu, a better camera and more RAM. We are hoping that a Grand X IN makes it way into our hands at some point soon.

Here is the Press Release:

ZTE to Deliver its First Smartphone with Intel Inside® Running Android Ice Cream Sandwich

ZTE Grand X IN handset to be sold across Europe beginning in September

30 August 2012, London, UK – ZTE Corporation (“ZTE”) (H share stock code: 0763.HK / A share stock code: 000063.SZ), a leading global provider of telecommunications equipment, network solutions and mobile devices, announced that it will launch its first Android Ice Cream Sandwich smartphone with Intel Inside®, the ZTE Grand X IN. This ZTE flagship handset is the latest product from the ZTE Grand series and will be launched in Europe in September.

The Grand X IN delivers fast and efficient performance via the low power Intel® Atom™ processor Z2460 with Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology, and support for HSPA+ 21Mbps network with the Intel® XMM™ 6260 Platform. Together, these Intel technologies help deliver end users with an energy efficient, high performance user experience enabling fast browsing and a responsive Internet experience.

The ZTE Grand X IN has a 4.3-inch, 16 million colour screen, a best-in-class 8MP camera, Blu-ray quality movie playback and long battery life with a 1650 mAh, Li-Ion battery. With a 127 x 65 x 9.9mm chassis the Grand X IN also features the latest communications capabilities including Bluetooth 2.1, Wi-Fi & Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA and Mobile HD link (via micro-USB) short range connectivity. Its wide range of audio-visual features includes Dolby Sound, HD Video Capture and HD Voice.

“The Grand X IN is ZTE’s first flagship smartphone in Europe to feature Intel Inside, and we look forward to building our partnership with Intel,” said Mr. Ao Wen, Vice President of Europe Operations for ZTE Handsets. “The handsets in the ZTE Grand portfolio are quality devices focused on providing a great level of service and, with the inclusion of Intel’s technology in the Grand X IN, we have provided a handset with enhanced capabilities, reliability and performance.

ZTE has nearly 10 years experience of smartphone research and development and commits 10 per cent of its annual revenue to R&D. ZTE’s focus is to provide the best handset for the best value so all consumers can enjoy the experience of using a very capable smartphone. We want to focus on things that matter, so we excel at providing superior battery life and fast feeds and speeds, resulting in a high level of customer satisfaction.”

“We’re pleased to extend the close collaboration we entered with ZTE at Mobile World Congress 2012 to Intel-based smartphones. ZTE is a fast growing global handset maker that strives to create products with features and capabilities that people care most about,” said Helmut Vogler, vice president and general manager of Mobile and Wireless Sales for Intel Corporation. “The Grand X IN is a well-rounded device that marries robust hardware and software to deliver great performance and value for consumers.”

Specifications:

Intel® Atom™ Processor Z2460

HSPA+ 21Mbps support with Intel® XMM™ 6260 Platform

EDGE 900/1800/1900

HSDPA 900/2100

DPA 21Mbps UPA 5.76Mbps

Android* Ice Cream Sandwich

RAM 1GB, ROM 16GB/4GB, Ext. microSD 32GB

4.3”, QHD (960×540), 16M, TFT, Capacitive

1650 mAh, Li-Ion

8Mpx AF/Flash + 0.3Mpx Front Camera

GPS, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, WiFi Direct, Bluetooth 2.1 + A2DP

Accelerator, Gyro, Compass, Proximity, Light

Dolby, FM Radio

DLNA, 1080p Rec., 1080p Play

NFC, FOTA, HD Voice, Dual Mic

127 x 65 x 9.9mm chassis, 140.8g weight (with battery)

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