it was a year ago, around this time, we were marveled by the 5.7-inch huge Grand Memo from Chinese maker ZTE. fast forward to today, ZTE has up its game, once again, with a follow up, dubbed the ZTE Grand Memo II LTE Smartphone (and with that, it looks like ‘Grand’ is here to stay, eh?). unveiled at the 2014 Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, the new Memo II is not only 0.2-inch larger, at 6-inch, it is also thinner at just 7.2mm. its expansive 6-inch HD IPS display consumes some 80% of the front real estate, which means bezel haters will be delighted, now that it has a narrow side bezel and less of the top and bottom fascia.

clockwork is provided by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 400, matched to a 2GB RAM and it will runs of MiFavor UI-skinned Google Android 4.4 KitKat. 4G radios come as standard, so are Smart PA and 3D Stereo Sound, along with a huge 3,200 mAh battery that works in sync with ZTE’s unique batter-saving solutions that is said to cut power consumption by as much as 30%, thus allowing up to 16 hours of continuous HD video playback, 72 hours of audio playback, or days of ‘normal’ use. on the imaging front, it gets a 13MP, f/2.2 Sony BSI main shooter with autofocus and flash (naturally), while the front gets a 5MP f/2.2 item. other details include 16GB onboard storage – expandable using micro SD card, GPS with A-GPS, WiFi (supports up to wireless ac), Bluetooth 4.0 technology, DLNA, IR, WiFi Display, plus the usual suspects of sensors.

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the device is set to roll out in China market in April, followed by simultaneous launches in Europe, North America and Asia Pacific region. price is yet to be announced, though.

Published by Mike chua

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