The ZTE Grand S II (Grand S II LTE, to use its full name) was one of 689,313 new phones unveiled at CES 2014 in January, and early indications are that it’s a rip-roaring success over in China.
ZTE boasts that it sold a whopping 50,000 Grand S II units in under a minute; 58 seconds, to be precise.
That’s the story over on Tmall, and even if your Chinese is a little rusty, the accompanying image clearly includes a big 58 (seconds) and 50,000 (units).
China is no stranger to such flash sales, with rival manufacturer Xiaomi boasting 200,000 smartphone sales in three minutes last November.
It’s seems slightly unorthodox doing the same with a brand new phone, and indeed it’s not clear if ZTE simply had 50,000 units available for some sort of pre-release, or if the whole thing’s a big publicity stunt.
In any case, ZTE Grand S II specs include a 5.5in 1080p display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor clocked at 2.3GHz, 2GB of RAM, 16GB internal storage, and 13MP/2MP cameras.
It’s not clear if the ZTE Grand S II will be released in the UK, but we’re hoping it does eventually make the journey, especially given its frankly outrageous CNY1699 (£165) price tag.