5.7-inch ZTE Grand Memo official: specs, features, release date and pricing

by: Chris SmithFebruary 25, 2013


There’s a new large smartphone in town to take on the LG Optimus G Pro and the Samsung Galaxy Note 2, the ZTE Grand Memo, which has been unveiled at MWC 2013.

The Grand Memo – as it’s name suggest – is a phablet, a 5-7-inch device that will be too big for some and just right for others. More importantly, the device comes from a Chinese Android maker, which means it will cost less than its South Korean rivals.

Specs and features

The Grand Memo packs quite a punch under the hood and will be an interesting high-end choice for buyers. Here’s what it will have to offer:

  • 5.7-inch touchscreen display with 1280 x 720 resolution
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro
  • 1GB of RAM
  • 16GB of memory
  • 13-megapixel camera with auto focus, LED flash and HD video
  • 1-megapixel front-facing camera
  • 4G LTE support
  • DLNA support
  • 3200mAh battery
  • Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean with custom UI on top

Release date and pricing

The ZTE Grand Memo will hit China in March, followed by European markets a month later. We have no idea whether the large smartphone will be available in the U.S. or not, and pricing details are not available at this time. But we wouldn’t be surprised to learn that ZTE is ready to sell its phablet for less than what Samsung and/or LG will charge for similar models.

Are you buying the Grand Memo, or do you have a different smartphone in your sights?

  • mike

    You obviously haven’t heard but your specs are all wrong

  • Игорь Николаев

    1GB Ram with Snapdragon 800 processor .ZTE you noob

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  • Ivan Myring

    The 800 is pointless at less than 1.9GHz. And at this speed and with 1GB RAM there is no point. Added to the facts that it is ZTE and thus will never be released or if it is will never get it’s android version updated and will cost more than a nexus 4 but with inferior build and design, it’s pointless

  • sxs

    Hey AA, why do you mention “pricing” in the title when you dont have the information?
    I’ve seen this a couple of times in your articles!

  • Ankit Singh

    5.7 inch 720P screen-Epic fail.the ppi will dip even lower than on note 2

  • joser116

    The screen automatically made this a no no

  • Mic

    These specs are only for the chinese version. Theres also an international version, packing a 1080 by 1920 with 2gb of ram and the 800 snapdragon gpu. The chinese version is going to have the s4pro or better said snapdragon 600. ZTE said they had a tegra 3 device on the presentaton… Hope this clears the miss understanding.