Grand S II and Nubia 5S to lead ZTE's multi-fronted CES 2014 assault

Grand S II and Nubia 5S to lead ZTE's multi-fronted CES 2014 assaultZTE has given us a glimpse of its upcoming Grand S II flagship, which is set to lead the Chinese manufacturer's 2014 charge when it's unveiled at CES 2014 in Vegas next week.

The Grand S II will come with advanced voice control tech, while ZTE's other high-end CES trinkets will include the Nubia 5S and Nubia 5S mini handsets, a fancy-featured phablet and a mobile hotspot device that doubles as a projector.

ZTE isn't revealing much by way of hard specs at this stage, but says its Grand S II flagship (which succeeds 2013's Grand S, pictured above) is its “first high-precision voice phone” and features “the latest intelligent voice control technology, enabling voice recognition unlocking and voice-to-phone photography”.

Audio seems to be a particular focus for the Grand S II, as we're also told to expect “triple-mic noise reduction”, which should ensure more natural and clearer voice calls.

Existing rumours talk of a 5.5in full HD display and a Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 processor, which is a step up from the original Grand S' 5in full HD panel and Snapdragon S4 Pro CPU, but not nearly as good as it gets.

If that's what you're after, the Nubia 5S could be more your thing. It's been kitted out with a 5in Sharp full HD display, a 13MP camera featuring a Sony RS sensor with f/2.0 aperture and advanced photo software, and 4K Ultra HD video capture.

The step-down Nubia 5S mini will come with a 4.7in Sharp 720p IGZO display and an array of colour options.

There's also the ZTE Sonata 4G, a speedy but affordable 4in LTE handset with a Snapdragon 400 1.4GHz processor, 1GB of RAM, 5GB camera with flash and 720p video capture, and a 1780mAh battery.

On the other end of the size scale is the Iconic Phablet, which aside from an odd name also comes packing a quad-core processor, 5.7in HD display with Gorilla Glass, Dolby Digital sound and wireless charging.

Lastly there's the “BlueWatch”, ZTE's first smartwatch which is aimed at fitness types and tethers to a smartphone via Bluetooth, and the Projector Hotspot, a mini projector and Wi-Fi hotspot rolled into one, which can provide 4G access for up to eight devices simultaneously.

We'll cover most of not all of ZTE's CES 2014 bounty when they're announced officially next week.

Via Business Wire

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