While Intel's Clover Trail+ Atom platform has been slow-moving so far, with only a handful of noteworthy unveilings, it just got a big shot in the arm through the official launch of ZTE's Grand X2 In. The 4.5-inch, 720p Jelly Bean phone is smaller than the Geek we saw not long ago, but it still carries that 2GHz Atom Z2580 inside -- and it's quite the screamer for shutterbugs between its 24 frames per second burst shooting, zero shutter lag and image stabilization. It otherwise sits in the middle of the road like its ancestor, carrying an 8-megapixel rear camera, a 1-megapixel front camera, 1GB of RAM and 8GB of expandable storage. We're digging that soft-touch purple finish, though. Europeans should receive the Grand X2 In sometime in the third quarter of the year; there's no word on launches elsewhere, but you can be sure that we're interested in giving this x86 headliner a proper shakedown.
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Global Premiere of ZTE Grand X2 In – ZTE's Flagship Smartphone That's as Quick as You
BusinessWire -- May 15, 2013 -- ZTE today introduced the ZTE Grand X2 In smartphone with Intel Inside® at the MedPi conference in Monaco. Featuring the Intel® Atom™ Processor Z2580 with up to 2GHz, Android Jelly Bean OS, an advanced 8MP camera and 1080p movie and video play back, the ZTE Grand X2 In provides high quality experience for the demanding and value conscious user.
The ZTE Grand X2 In provides instant performance with its advanced dual core Intel® Atom™ Processor Z2580 with hyper-threading running on the Android Jelly Bean operating system. Users can enjoy faster webpage loads, application launch times and content download times, as well as amazing graphics capabilities and responsive multitasking.
ZTE's new flagship smartphone also boasts an 8MP socially-smart camera with one of the shortest shot-to-shot times on the market, capable of up to 24 frames per second and no shutter lag. It secures a high image quality in challenging environments with real-time 2x axis stabilisation, and face and smart scene recognition.
The ZTE Grand X2 In's 4.5 inch HD display is optimised by ZTE's My-Pop function for easy-to-use one-handed operation and IPS technology that prevents screen picture distortion. It also offers a seamless engineered body with soft-touch finish and a 0.7mm slim screen touch panel for a slimmer design. For those who like to share their experiences, the ZTE Grand X2 In features built-in Audio enhancementtechnology and Wireless Display (WiDi) which enables wireless streaming between connected media devices.
"We are proud to announce the ZTE Grand X2 In smartphone pursuing our multi-year strategic collaboration with Intel," said William Chhao, Terminal Director at ZTE France. "The ZTE Grand X2 In is set to build on the success of the ZTE Grand X In, our first flagship smartphone in Europe to feature Intel Inside, and further increase ZTE's growth in the high-performance smartphone market segment."
"We are excited to extend our collaboration with ZTE on their latest innovative platform, the new Grand X2 In," said Helmut Vogler, Vice President and General Manager of Mobile and Wireless Sales at Intel. "Our teams have worked together to harness the power of the Intel® Atom™ processor Z2580 to create a high performance smartphone with market-leading features and long battery life. The Grand X2 In will provide an excellent choice for consumers in fast growing smartphone market."
The smartphone was created for the tech savvy, brand and market aware customers and allows them to own cutting-edge technology.
The ZTE Grand X2 In will be available in Europe in Q3 2013 with both key operators and channel partners. The launch of Grand X2 In will strengthen ZTE's smartphone market share and brand awareness with consumers.
OS: Android Jelly Bean
Display: 4.5-inch(1280 × 720)
Camera: 8MP AF Flash/1MP
Processor: Intel® Atom™ Z2580 with up to 2.0GHz
Memory: 8GB ROM; 1GB RAM
MicroSD: Up to 32GB
Battery: 2000 mAh
ZTE will be demonstrating the Grand X2 IN handset at the MedPi conference in Monaco, at booth J66 from 14-17 May 2013.