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

The 5.7-inch ZTE Grand Memo has been announced at MWC 2013, a phablet ready to compete against the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 and LG Optimus G Pro.
February 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?