The ZTE Grand S was announced at Consumer Electronics Show in January this year. At just 0.27-inch (6.9 mm) thickness, the Grand S was world’s slimmest smartphones at that time, which certainly gave ZTE a reason to be proud. The device came with some impressive specs including a 5-inch Full HD display and a quad-core processor. It had, however, one weak point – its non-removable battery had the capacity of only 1,780 mAh. Obviously, it is not powerful enough to keep the phablet going for a long time on one charge.
ZTE Grand S Flex and ZTE Blade G Smartphone
Apparently, ZTE took into consideration customers’ feedback and the Grand S successor will have a larger battery. The phone, known as the ZTE Grand S Flex will ship with a 2,300 mAh capacity cell under the hood. Of course, it will mean increase in thickness, but probably few users will actually mind that. Given the choice between longer usage time and slim profile, the answer is rather obvious.
The phone is expected to launch some time in September probably in France first. Other than upgraded battery and different size, the Grand S will be identical to its predecessor.
ZTE is also planning to release another phone from the Blade series. The ZTE Blade G is believed to hit the stores later this summer with lower mid-range specs. The phone will feature a 4.5-inch display with a resolution of 480 x 854 pixels, a dual-core 1.2 GHz Qualcomm processor and 512 MB of RAM. The battery will be a decent 2,000 mAh unit.