ZTE Grand S II: world’s first smartphone with 4GB of RAM?

ZTE Grand S II: world’s first smartphone with 4GB of RAM?The ZTE Grand S II is a strange old smartphone, having seemingly been upgraded several times in the months before it becomes a yeah-you-can-actually-buy-it reality.

The latest whispers out of China suggest the ZTE Grand S II’s RAM has been bumped to a colossal 4GB, a world’s first for smartphones.

The ZTE Grand S II was first announced at CES 2014, surprising punters with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor instead of the previously rumoured Snapdragon 600.

It’s suggested there might actually be a Snapdragon 801 inside the ZTE Grand S II by the time it comes to market. That'd be on par with the Samsung Galaxy S5, Sony Xperia Z2 and HTC One (M8).

In any case, according to China’s equivalent of the FCC (and as relayed by MyDrivers), the ZTE Grand S II processor will be clocked at 2.3GHz.

The other big change, as I mentioned, is a leap from 2GB of RAM in January to a whopping 4GB in the latest listing. At present there are very few smartphones with even 3GB of RAM, perhaps most notably the multitasking-centric Samsung Galaxy Note 3.

Other ZTE Grand S II specs include a 5.5in 1080p display, 16GB internal storage, 13MP/2MP cameras, and a big meaty 3,000mAh battery.

Oddly, putting a bit of a downer on the whole woah-it-has-4GB-of-RAM thing, the ZTE Grand S II is expected to boot with Jelly Bean Android 4.3. Presumably a KitKat update will follow shortly after its arrival. Uhm, whenever that is.

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JanSt / MOD  Mar. 29, 2014 at 15:51

I wait for 8GB, then....

TJ Skywasher  Mar. 29, 2014 at 17:40

Seems overkill, do we really need 4GB in a phone!

JanSt / MOD  Mar. 29, 2014 at 19:54

no, we don't.

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