The new phablet from ZTE has made an entrance on the international-stage in Barcelona, Spain. The Mobile World Congress was the site where ZTE unveiled its newest iteration in the Memo series. The Chinese multinational is obviously going for bigger and better this year, after last year’s 5.7-inch ZTE Grand Memo. The Grand Memo II has 6-inch screen and is at the same time considered ultraslim. Having in mind the pace at which the phablet market is increasing, it will be interesting to see how the Grand Memo II LTE will compete with its rivals. In this sense, it is very important to have capable hardware on it. The ZTE Grand Memo II LTE boasts the following:
- Size: 161.5x83x7.2mm
- Display: 6’, HD
- Camera: 13 MP backward-facing camera and a 5 MP front-facing camera
- Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 400
- Memory: 2GB RAM
- 16 GB internal stoarge
- Android 4.4 KitKat
So what does this tell us? Well we can tell from the start that it is a quite large phone and indeed very slim. Its display, however, although being a 6-inch one, is labeled only as HD which indicates a 720p display. The screen is already enjoying a mixed reception, with some complaining about the poor quality of the image. Although the phone will probably be aimed at the upper-intermediate level of costumers, some of its hardware might not send the same message.
The Snapdragon 400 processor is usually found on devices below mid-level or mid-level at most. There are 2 GB of RAm and 16 GB of internal storage space. The ZTE Grand Memo II LTE has a backward-facing camera of 13 MP while the front-facing one has 5 MP. Its 3200 mAh battery might prove very important,especially with the low-consumption processor. The phone will come with Android KitKat from the start and LTE support.
The phone will at first be targeted for the Chinese market with release in other markets still in discussion. The company will probably wait a while and see how the phone is doing on the home market. The price will reportedly be around $300. As it is the case with the Galaxy S5, the ZTE Grand Memo II LTE will be available from April this year.