ZTE Grand Memo II is an Anorexic 6″ Phablet


At Mobile World Congress, ZTE has announced a brand new 6” phablet with LTE capabilities called the Grand Memo II. The specs aren’t half bad, which is pretty impressive, because as far as 6” devices go, this one is ridiculously thin.

The Grand Memo II LTE has a 6” HD display and runs on a Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor and 2 GB of RAM, with 16 GB of eMMC storage. There’s a 13 MP f/2.2 Sony BSI rear camera with auto-focus and flash, a 5 MP front-facing camera, and a 3,200 mAh battery. Best of all, it’s coming with the most recent version of Android installed – 4.4 KitKat. ZTE is also in the habit of putting their own skin on Android – in this case, it’s the MiFavor 2.3 UI, which can adapt to patterns of use over time to make the device more convenient to use.

The big story here, though, is that all of that is crammed into a body that is only 7.2 mm thick – easily one of the thinnest devices in this class on the market. Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protects the front, while a textured back helps with grip, which is kinda nice, considering we’re talking about a 6” phone here. Like a lot of devices announced at MWC, we probably won’t see this one come stateside, but you might want to look around for it sometime soon if you’re in other parts of the world.


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