While many were expecting the ZTE Grand Memo to get an official unveiling during Mobile World Congress, it looks like the company has revealed the phablet a bit ahead of schedule. The Grand Memo was recently shown off during a ZTE event in Hong Kong. Along with showing off the handset, some of the specs have also been confirmed.
The Grand Memo falls in between the 6.1-inch Ascend Mate and the 5.5-inch Galaxy Note II in terms of size. The Grand Memo is sporting a 5.7-inch 720p display. Given we have been seeing more and more 1080p displays, that would have been nice to see included on the Grand Memo, however 1280 x 720 shouldn’t be anything to worry about.
Aside from the display, the Grand Memo will also arrive with goodies to include a quad-core 1.7GHz Snapdragon S4 Pro processor, microSD card slot, 13 megapixel rear-facing camera and a body that measures in at just 8mm thick. ZTE will have the device running Android 4.1.2 at launch.
Another interesting bit here comes in with the keyboard. ZTE has taken some consideration into one-handed use and included a T9 keyboard that can be placed on either the left hand, or right hand side of the device. Of course, while we have been given an early look at the handset and some of the specs, ZTE is still expected to bring the Grand Memo to Mobile World Congress for a slightly more official unveiling.[via Engadget]