ZTE Grand X IN: Intel-powered ICS smartphone to launch next month

It was all getting a little quiet on Intel-powered smartphone front, but now ZTE's decided to refresh its not-so-elderly Grand X with a Medfield processor and Ice Cream Sandwich. Part of ZTE's showing here at IFA, it's the company's first Android 4.0 device, running on an Atom Z2460. Expect HSPA+ speeds up to 21Mbps, alongside some familiar Grand X specs. This includes a 4.3-inch 960 x 540 screen, while this model now packs an 8-megapixel camera and 1,650mAh battery. ZTE's latest redesign will arrive in Europe at the start of next month -- and we'll be tracking down a model in Berlin later today.

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ZTE to Deliver its First Smartphone with Intel Inside®
Running Android Ice Cream Sandwich

ZTE Grand X IN handset to be sold across Europe beginning in September

30 August 2012, London, UK – ZTE Corporation ("ZTE") (H share stock code: 0763.HK / A

share stock code: 000063.SZ), a leading global provider of telecommunications equipment,

network solutions and mobile devices, announced that it will launch its first Android Ice Cream

Sandwich smartphone with Intel Inside®, the ZTE Grand X IN. This ZTE flagship handset is the

latest product from the ZTE Grand series and will be launched in Europe in September.

The Grand X IN delivers fast and efficient performance via the low power Intel® Atom™

processor Z2460 with Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology, and support for HSPA+ 21Mbps

network with the Intel® XMM™ 6260 Platform. Together, these Intel technologies help deliver

end users with an energy efficient, high performance user experience enabling fast browsing

and a responsive Internet experience.

The ZTE Grand X IN has a 4.3-inch, 16 million colour screen, a best-in-class 8MP camera, Blu-

ray quality movie playback and long battery life with a 1650 mAh, Li-Ion battery. With a 127 x 65

x 9.9mm chassis the Grand X IN also features the latest communications capabilities including

Bluetooth 2.1, Wi-Fi & Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA and Mobile HD link (via micro-USB) short range

connectivity. Its wide range of audio-visual features includes Dolby Sound, HD Video Capture

"The Grand X IN is ZTE's first flagship smartphone in Europe to feature Intel Inside, and we

look forward to building our partnership with Intel," said Mr. Ao Wen, Vice President of Europe

Operations for ZTE Handsets. "The handsets in the ZTE Grand portfolio are quality devices

focused on providing a great level of service and, with the inclusion of Intel's technology

in the Grand X IN, we have provided a handset with enhanced capabilities, reliability and

ZTE has nearly 10 years experience of smartphone research and development and commits 10

per cent of its annual revenue to R&D. ZTE's focus is to provide the best handset for the best

value so all consumers can enjoy the experience of using a very capable smartphone. We want

to focus on things that matter, so we excel at providing superior battery life and fast feeds and

speeds, resulting in a high level of customer satisfaction."

"We're pleased to extend the close collaboration we entered with ZTE at Mobile World

Congress 2012 to Intel-based smartphones. ZTE is a fast growing global handset maker that

strives to create products with features and capabilities that people care most about," said

Helmut Vogler, vice president and general manager of Mobile and Wireless Sales for Intel

Corporation. "The Grand X IN is a well-rounded device that marries robust hardware and

software to deliver great performance and value for consumers."

Intel® Atom™ Processor Z2460

HSPA+ 21Mbps support with Intel® XMM™ 6260 Platform

EDGE 900/1800/1900

HSDPA 900/2100

DPA 21Mbps UPA 5.76Mbps

Android* Ice Cream Sandwich

RAM 1GB, ROM 16GB/4GB, Ext. microSD 32GB

4.3'', QHD (960x540), 16M, TFT, Capacitive

1650 mAh, Li-Ion

8Mpx AF/Flash + 0.3Mpx Front Camera

GPS, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, WiFi Direct, Bluetooth 2.1 + A2DP

Accelerator, Gyro, Compass, Proximity, Light

Dolby, FM Radio

DLNA, 1080p Rec., 1080p Play

NFC, FOTA, HD Voice, Dual Mic

127 x 65 x 9.9mm chassis, 140.8g weight (with battery)