The ZTE Grand Memo is another one of those devices that’s been kicking around in the shadows for weeks, with a significant bowlful of info relayed at a gathering in China last month.
Four weeks later, the Chinese manufacturer has chosen Mobile World Congress to properly introduce the ZTE Grand Memo.
Some of the specs are slightly different, in fact. The ZTE Grand Memo is actually one of the first devices – if not the first device – to adopt the Snapdragon 800 (as opposed to the Snapdragon S4 Pro).
While the Snapdragon 800 is top of the chain as far as Qualcomm’s new units go, the rest of the ZTE Grand Memo spec sheet makes for decidedly modest reading.
Yes, it’s quad-core and clocked at 1.5GHz, but that’s – somewhat surprisingly – backed by just 1GB of RAM. Hmm.
Other ZTE Grand Memo specs include a 5.7in 720p display (no 1080p?), and just 16GB internal storage – with no microSD slot. Killer. On the plus side, there’s a 13MP rear camera and Jelly Bean (Android 4.1.2).
The ZTE Grand Memo is heading to China at some point next month, and a European release will follow “later this year”. With stiff competition in the phablet arena, pricing will be mother friggin' crucial.