ZTE has pretty rich history of giving their phones weird names. Remember the Iconic Phablet announced at CES two months ago? The device received a lot of harsh words not because of its specs but rather due to its ‘iconic’ name. However, it seems that the company didn’t learn much and is about to repeat the same mistake again with its upcoming curved phone called ZTE Grand S EXT. Well, you have to admit that the name doesn’t sound quite right.
ZTE Grand S EXT Curved Phone
The ZTE Grand S EXT appeared in a photo on a design directory Red Dot 21 and between its curved design and new material used for its body, it looks like a quality offering. However, we do hope that when the phone finally hits the stores it will have a different name. It’s quite possible, since the name is not set in stone. After all, the infamous Iconic Phablet ended up being released as the Boost Max in the US.
The Grand S EXT will be the third phone on the market featuring a curved design after the Samsung Galaxy Round and LG G Flex. The leaked photos reveal a handset than gently wraps around vertical axis, the same way as the Galaxy Round. That said, the device should fit snuggly in your hand.
Beyond the design, the ZTE Grand S EXT will be the first smartphone made with Nano Molding Technology (NMT) which uses both metal and plastic to make the phone’s body. The NMT allows to inject these two materials into a mold resulting in a product that has new properties. It is more lightweight, easier to cut and cheaper to make. At the same time it is durable and visually attractive.
Beyond that, not much is known about the Grand S EXT. The design directory also mention about smart dock with integrated battery and wireless charging support but doesn’t reveal other crucial details such as the size of the screen, processor, RAM or camera. The phone is bound to leak again sooner or later and when it does, hopefully it will appear under more friendly name.