While we patiently wait for the new Nubia Z7 series to makes its debut in India, ZTE has chosen to launch the Grand S II smartphone in the country first. The latest release is a high-end one, but not as powerful as what the flagship lineup. Nevertheless, the phone is said to come carrying a very attractive price tag next week.
The ZTE Grand S II made its debut back at the CES 2014 earlier this year and it been selling for as low as 1699 yuan which amounts to approximately Rs 17155. It’ll obviously cost a bit more in India, but shouldn’t go over Rs 20000. This puts it in the same range as Huawei’s Honor 6 and Lenovo’s Vibe X2.
Where the ZTE phone has the advantage is that it offers a larger design of 5.5 inches with a 1080p FHD panel delivering visuals. The device also has some beefy components on the inside including a 2.3GHz quad core Snapdragon 800 chip which is now deemed outdated, but still almost as powerful as the processors in current flagships.
Accompanying the processor is 2GB of RAM, 16GB of flash storage and TD-LTE 4G network support. The downside here is that the phone comes with Android 4.3 Jelly Bean out of the box and there’s no word on whether it’ll be updated to KitKat or even the new OS.
Here’s a quick look at the key ZTE Grand S II specs:
– Android 4.3 Jelly Bean
– 5.5-inch 1080p IPS touchscreen
– 2.3GHz quad core Snapdragon 800 SOC
– 2GB RAM, 16GB internal storage
– TD-LTE 4G cellular support
– 2MP front camera, 13MP rear snapper
– 3000mAh battery
The ZTE Grand S II will go on sale in India on November 24. Stay tuned for an update on the official retail amount.