We got a bit of a look at the ZTE Grand Memo a few weeks back. At that time the details were still unconfirmed, however as of today ZTE has offered an official announcement. Simply put, ZTE has confirmed the Grand Memo specs and it will indeed have a 5.7-inch (1280 x 720) 720p display. The handset will also be launching with Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon 800 quad-core processor.
The processor will be clocked at 1.5GHz and other specs will include 1GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage, a 13 megapixel rear-facing camera and Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean. ZTE also put their own touches on Android, of which one item includes a rather unique way to wake the handset. Instead of hitting a power button like many often do, you can wake the Grand Memo by doing a pinch-out gesture or by tapping and holding the display for a few seconds.
Some of the other goodies for the Grand Memo will be software related. ZTE has said the handset will launch with the ZTE Assistant app which brings power savings and security as well as ZTE Drive for Safety which is a navigation app. The handset will also have a rear-facing speaker with Dolby Digital Plus technology.
The specs seem rather nice and we cannot help but notice that this is the first time we are seeing the Qualcomm 800 being used. That bit aside though, ZTE has said the Grand Memo availability will begin in March for those in China. No mention of a US release, however the handset will also be coming to Europe “later this year.” Lastly, pricing and carrier details have yet to be announced.