NewZNew (Feature) : After announcing the smartphone for India without pricing in mid-November, Chinese telecommunications giant ZTE has on Monday announced the Grand S II is now available for purchase in the country exclusively via Amazon at Rs. 13,999.
The smartphone was initially announced at CES 2014, and went on sale in China earlier in April priced at CNY 1699 (Rs. 16,375 approximately).
The single-SIM ZTE Grand S II features a 5.5-inch full-HD display and runs the dated Android 4.2 Jelly Bean. The smartphone is powered by a quad-core 2.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 (MSM8674) chipset alongside 2GB of RAM.
The ZTE Grand S II features a 13-megapixel rear camera with an LED flash, while the front houses a 5-megapixel camera. The smartphone comes with 16GB inbuilt storage which is expandable via microSD card (up to 32GB). It packs a 2500mAh battery, measures 157x77x7.9mm and weighs 120 grams.
Apart from the dated OS version, the ZTE Grand S II seems to be an impressive phone at its price, giving the extremely popular Xiaomi Mi 3 (now effectively discontinued in India) a run for its money. Notably, the smartphone is available directly without a flash sale system via Amazon.
As for just how good the smartphone is, you’ll have to wait for our comprehensive review of the ZTE Grand S II for the final verdict.
Yuan Kang, CEO, Mobile Business, ZTE India, said of the launch, “This is ZTE’s constant endeavor to provide Indian customers with mobility experience which is at par with global standards yet providing features that are unique to Indian market. Our growing customer base is the testimony of Indian consumers increasing trust in ZTE products. Our exclusive tie up with Amazon.in, one of India’s largest e-commerce businesses, will help us reach all our valued customers. We are optimistic about the Indian market and we are working on meeting the high expectations for the Indian consumers.”
Back in October, ZTE announced the Grand XMax phablet priced at $199.99 (approximately Rs. 12,000) on Cricket Wireless in the US.