Russia the first market outside of China to see the Grand S, Grand Memo and Grand X Quad

ZTE announced today that it will expand the availability of its 2013 smart phone lineup outside of China, starting first with the quick jump up to Russia. First up are the Grand S and Grand Memo, which are the very top-end of ZTE's line with large screens, all of the software bells and whistles and the best internals the manufacturer offers. Both devices are available now for 21990 and 17990 rubles ($682 and $558), respectively. Rounding out the lower end are the Grand X Quad and V880H, which have mid-range specs, Android 4.2 on-board and come with dual SIM slots. These will be available for 9990 and 7990 rubles ($310 and $248 ), respectively.

Along with the expected launch of a new ZTE device -- which looks like the Grand S LTE -- on Sprint here in the states, it's good to see ZTE expanding into new markets with its best devices.

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ZTE Chooses Russia as the First Country Outside of China to Launch its 2013 Flagship Smartphones

ZTE announces the arrival of the Grand S and Grand Memo in the Russian market

6 June 2013, Moscow, Russia – ZTE today officially launched its new Grand Series smartphones – the ZTE Grand S and ZTE Grand Memo – in Russia; the first country outside of China to sell the flagship smartphones.

Combining attractive design with high efficiency – the flagship phones feature powerful quad-core processors running at 1.5 GHz as well as a 13-megapixel camera capable of capturing HD video.

As well as the Grand S and Grand Memo, two more smartphones were introduced: the ZTE Grand X Quad, designed for a younger audience, and the dual-SIM card smartphone ZTE V880H – a device for those looking to juggle professional and personal calls.

The new smartphones have already gained positive attention at mobile conferences around the world. For instance, both the Grand S and Grand Memo garnered favourable reviews from the world’s top mobile experts at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona in February, while the Grand S was also celebrated at the iF Design Awards 2013.

The Grand Series smartphones feature ZTE Mifavor UI, a new user interface for easy navigation. The ZTE Mifavor UI enables users to operate a Grand Memo, featuring a 5.7 inch display, with only one hand.

The Grand S also features a large display, which allows the user to enjoy watching films with subtitles or browse the Internet without having to enlarge specific parts of the pages. All the displays support HD.

Another attractive feature of the new phones is the battery life. The new Quad-Core processor allows for the phone to consume less energy and thus extend battery life – up to 400 hours in standby mode in the case of the Grand Memo. The Quad-Core processor has also helped enhance the user experience for quicker video playback, games and browsing.

The new Grand Series smartphones also boast attractive designs. Users will enjoy the elegant and impressive designs of the Grand S and Grand Memo, as well as the futuristic look of the V880H, which includes a curved back cover that makes it comfortable to hold.

According to Mr. Ding Haomin, Vice President of ZTE Corporation, the launch of the Grand Series smartphones in Russia, particularly the Grand S and Grand Memo, signals a new era for ZTE and their growing relationship with Russian customers.

Details of the ZTE Grand Series are as follows:

ZTE Grand S is a flagship model powered by a Quad-Core 1,5 GHz processor with Android Jelly Bean OS. It has a 5-inch FHD display with a resolution of 1920x1080, a 13-megapixel primary and2-megapixel front camera, and also supports Dolby Sound. Recommended price: 21990 rub.

ZTE Grand Memo - a powerful device with an impressive display. The first 5.7 inch Quad-Core 1.5GHz smartphone in the world. It features a 13-megapixel camera supporting a wide variety of functions. This phone is compatible with HDTV devices. Grand Memo uses a high capacity battery, which can last for up to 400 hours on standby. Recommended price: 17990 rub.

ZTE Grand X Quad is a dual SIM-card phone with Quad-Core 1.2 GHz processor, running Google Android 4.2. A simple yet highly efficient smartphone with a high quality camera. It has a 5-inch display, which allows the user to play HD quality video. It also employs OGS technology helping the screen remain clearly visible even in bright light. Recommended price: 9990 rub.

ZTE V880H is a dual SIM-card phone, Quad-Core 1.2 GHz processor, running Google Android 4.2 The handset has a 4.5-inch display (16m colours) with a resolution of 800x480 pixels and a 5 megapixel camera. Recommended price: 7990 rub.

About ZTE Mobile Devices

ZTE Mobile Devices is a division of ZTE Corporation, a global telecommunications equipment, networks and mobile devices company headquartered in Shenzhen, China. ZTE is a publicly traded company listed on the Hong Kong and Shenzhen stock exchanges.

ZTE is one of the top 5 mobile handset manufacturers in the world, according to global industry analyst IDC. The company produces a complete range of mobile devices, including mobile phones, tablets, mobile broadband modems and hotspots and family desktop integration terminals.

A global leader, ZTE has partnerships with more than 230 major carriers and distributors in over 160 countries and regions around the globe. It also has strategic partnerships with 47 of the world’s top 50 carriers. In 2012, ZTE applied for more international patents than any other company in the world.

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