After much speculation and some media leaks, we can finally confirm that the ZTE Grand S II is totally real and will be appearing at CES 2014′.
ZTE announced its second-generation flagship smartphone Grand S II features the latest in intelligent voice control technology. The additional voice command upgrades will enable enabling recognition unlocking and voice-to-phone photography similar to taking a photo through Google Glass.
To help the Grand S II deliver high-precision audio features, the handset comes equipped with a triple-microphone setup and built-in noise reduction for natural and clearer voice recording.
Beyond the audio features, if a Chinese telecom certification is to be believed, the ZTE flagship will also feature a large 5.5-inch 1920 x 1080 screen backed with the Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 600 chipset and 2GBs of RAM. The phone could very well come with an 8MP rear camera as well.
More coming down the pipe
Beyond the Grand S II announcement, ZTE says it has even more lined up with another two handsets named the nubia 5S and nubia 5S mini.
The nubia 5S features a 5-inch 1080p FHD display by Sharp, a 13 MP camera with a Sony RS sensor. The camera is particularly tuned for photography with a F2.0 aperture and DSLR-like photo options, plus 4K Ultra HD video capture.
Meanwhile the smaller nubia 5S mini comes rocking a 4.7-inch Sharp IGZO display and an array of colorful shells. Both phones are powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon quad-core processors.
In partnership with Aio Wireless, ZTE plans to bring out the Sonata 4G, a seemingly mid-tier phone with 4-inch screen. Other specs include the 1.4 GHz Dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor, 1GB of RAM, 1780mAh battery, as well as a 5 MP camera for 720p video capture.
More and more…
ZTE is set to debut its very first Iconic Phablet – and that’s not word play, Iconic is actually the name of the Phablet.
The Chinese smartphone company wants to make a big splash with a 5.7" HD screen device that straddles the line between phone and tablet. It’s listed to come equipped with a quad-core processor, Dolby Digital Sound, and a wireless charging feature.
Curious and curiouser, ZTE has a hybrid Wi-Fi hostpot that can double as a mini projector. Called the Projector Hotspot, it will provide 4G connectivity for up to eight devices whilst streaming video and images wherever it goes.
Finally ZTE working in tandem with AT&T has developed the AT&T Wireless Home Base. It’s a device that allows users to connect their home telephone to AT&T’s wireless network instead of a telephone jack. For $20 per month callers will receive unlimited local and long distance talk time.
Stay tuned to TechRadar as we take our first spin with these products at CES 2014 next week
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