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ZTE Grand S unveiled as 5-inch HD smartphone set for Europe and US

Chinese company in talks with carriers in Europe, executives said at CES in Las Vegas

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China's ZTE unveiled a flagship Android phone with a 5-inch full HD display at the International CES in Las Vegas which could be set for Europe and the US.

The ZTE Grand S is due to launch in China sometime within the next three months, but ZTE said it's in talks with two carriers about selling the phone in the US. It's also talking to European carriers, executives said during a CES news conference.

The phone is based on the Jelly Bean version of Google's Android operating system and a quad-core 1.7GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro processor. There's a 13-megapixel camera on the back and a 2-megapixel camera on the front.

But technical specs only tell half the story of the phone. What ZTE was really proud of was its physical size. At 6.9mm thick, the phone is one of the thinnest smartphones on the market, and by comparison, the iPhone 5 is 7.6 millimeters. ZTE's device measures 142mm tall by 69 mm wide.

ZTE said it plans to introduce additional high-end smartphones during 2013. Prices for the phone, which will come in several colors and storage capacity versions, were not announced.



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