IFA 2012: ZTE launches Intel Medfield-based Grand X IN

IFA 2012: ZTE launches Intel Medfield-based Grand X INMotorola has asked us to save the date for its big Intel-flavoured mobile unveiling on September 18, but ZTE isn't standing on ceremony and has just stolen Moto's thunder in a big way over at IFA 2012 in Berlin.

The ambitious Chinese smartphone maker has announced the Grand X IN, an Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich with a nice shiny Intel Inside badge around the back.

The processor under the hood is a Medfield-style Atom X2460, and while the rest of the spec isn't quite mind-blowing, it's decent enough for a device that will sit on the very top of ZTE's smartphone range when it launches next month, replacing the Grand X.

You get a 4.3in qHD display, while camera duties are covered by an 8-megapixel snapper round the back and a VGA cam on the front. The mid-range flavour continues with the supplied 1GB of RAM and either 4GB or 16GB of on-board storage plus a microSD card slot.

All that may be missing the point slightly from a performance point of view, however. More pertinent is the fact that the Grand X IN is 4G-rated (HSPA+) up to 21Mbps and comes with both Intel Hyper-Threading Technology and Intel XMM 6260 Platform capabilities for high-speed connectivity.

The 1,650mAh battery is promised to be good for “all-day use”, whatever that's supposed to mean, plus you have all the usual wired and wireless connectivity bits and bobs you'd expect from a new smartphone, as well as Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich with ZTE's rounded-edge stylings on top.

For all that, the ZTE Grand X IN isn't particularly noteworthy on the looks front, and weighing in at 140.8g it's surprisingly heavy too.

We'll be looking to get our hands on one for a closer look as soon as we can to put it through its paces. As for general pricing and availability, ZTE isn't saying for now.

Via Slashgear

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Pondlife  Aug. 30, 2012 at 19:48

I kind of like the looks. As it'll likely be nailed down though it's not that interesting.

matt101101 / MOD  Aug. 30, 2012 at 20:42

More pertinent is the fact that the Grand X IN is 4G-rated (HSPA+) up to 21Mbps
Not in the UK it's not. OFCOM and the ASA won't let them claim HSPA+ (of any variety) as 4G.

With Mobot being a UK based site, I don't think we should be promoting this kind of behaviour, HSPA+ isn't 4G. Just because Huawei claim it is, doesn't mean we shouldn't at least mention that it isn't when reporting on such devices.


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