ZTE brings Nubia 5, Grand S smartphones to US

ZTE Grand S

ZTE Nubia 5

ZTE is set to launch two premium smartphones in the Land of the Free. The ZTE Nubia 5 and Grand S will be available without a hint of carrier contract through various retail venues, including the company US website.

It is interesting to note that even though both phones are new to the United States, neither of them are brand new and both of them remain unchanged for its US launch. The ZTE Grand S was announced during CES back in January, while the Nubia 5 debuted as Nubia Z5 in China last year.

The ZTE Nubia 5 sports a 5-inch Gorilla Glass touchscreen with 1080p resolution, a quad-core 1.5GHz Snapdragon S4 Pro processor, Adreno320 graphics chip, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of internal memory, a 2300mAh battery, and Android 4.1.2, all put together into a very slim 7.6mm housing. It also comes with a 13-megapixel Konica-Minolta camera with scratch-resistant sapphire crystal lens and LED flash at the back, as well as a 2-megapixel video call camera at the front. Not bad for a phone that is almost a year old, especially with its $450 price tag.

ZTE Grand S

Meanwhile, the ZTE Grand S (pictured above) comes in a unibody casing that is much slimmer than the Nubia 5 (at just 6.9mm). It has the same 5-inch 1080p screen, Snapdragon S4 processor, and 2GB of RAM. The difference lies on the rest of the specs. The Grand S does come with a 13-megapixel rear-facing camera, but without the Konica-Minolta branding. The battery is reduced to 1780mAh; the phone runs on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean; and it welcomes you with ZTE’s MiFavor user interface. This smartphone would cost you $400.

Both of these new-ish ZTE smartphones are up for pre-order beginning October 5 through its own online store, as well as Amazon. The company promises that the ZTE Nubia 5 and Grand S will work on HSPA+ cellular standard found in T-Mobile and AT&T. Final release date has yet to be confirmed.

Source: Digital Trends

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