ZTE Corporation : Global Premiere of Flagship ZTE Grand X Dual-Core Smartphone in Turkey
06/19/2012| 09:35pm US/Eastern
ZTE Grand series handsets including 3G, LTE and Intel-powered models
to be available in the second half of 2012
ZTE Corporation ("ZTE") (H share stock code: 0763.HK / A share stock
code: 000063.SZ), a leading global provider of telecommunications
equipment and network solutions, today held its global premiere of the
ZTE Grand X dual-core 4.3-inch screen smartphone in Turkey, bringing
high end mobile video and gaming experiences to a wider audience.
The ZTE Grand X combines an NVIDIA Tegra 2 dual-core chipset, Android
4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich), and a 4.3-inch qHD 16m colour (960 x 540
pixels) screen to deliver a rich mobile multimedia experience, in
particular for gaming and video applications.
"The Grand X has features that make it stand out from the crowd at a
price point that will be extremely competitive, putting mid to high-end
smartphone capabilities within the reach of millions more people," said
ZTE EVP and head of the Terminals Division Mr. He Shiyou.
The Grand X also has the latest communications capabilities including
Mobile HD Link which enables sharing video content on TVs. Audio-visual
features include a 5 MP camera, a 0.3 MP front-facing camera for video
calls, Dolby Sound, HD Video Capture and HD Voice.
The ZTE Grand X launched in Turkey today is a 3G model, and is the first
in the ZTE Grand series available outside China. The Grand series will
include: Grand X for 3G and LTE dual core handsets; Grand Era for 3G and
LTE quad-core handsets; and an Intel-powered handset.
"The global success of the ZTE Blade and Skate Android smartphones over
the last 18 months has helped ZTE become the No. 4 handset manufacturer
in the world," Mr. Shiyou said. "Our many handsets at the smartphone
entry level and now the Grand handsets in the mid and high level of
specifications mean ZTE now covers every price and feature level with
world-leading handsets at world-beating prices."
"We continue to build our channel capabilities around the world to
deliver ZTE-branded devices to a global audience, and are bringing on
new business partners every day. This launch in association with
Turkey's leading handset distributor, KVK, is the first step in the
roll-out of this strategic smartphone range across Europe, Asia and the
USA," Mr. Shiyou concluded.
At the Turkey launch of the ZTE Grand X, ZTE also announced the
mid-level Cool and Live smartphones.
Note: The Grand X was previewed at Mobile World Congress 2012 as the
ZTE is a publicly-listed global provider of telecommunications equipment
and network solutions with the most comprehensive product range covering
virtually every telecommunications sector, including wireless, access &
bearer, VAS, terminals and professional services. The company delivers
innovative, custom-made products and services to over 500 operators in
more than 140 countries, helping them to meet the changing needs of
their customers while growing revenue. In 2011, ZTE's revenue increased
by 29 per cent to USD13.7 billion. Its overseas operating revenue grew
30 per cent to USD7.4 billion during the period, accounting for 54.2 per
cent of overall operating revenue. ZTE commits 10 per cent of its annual
revenue to research and development and has leadership roles in several
international bodies devoted to developing telecommunications industry
standards. ZTE is committed to corporate social responsibility and is a
member of the UN Global Compact. The company is China's only listed
telecom manufacturer that is publicly traded on both the Hong Kong and
Shenzhen Stock Exchanges (H share stock code: 0763.HK / A share stock
code: 000063.SZ). For more information, please visit www.zte.com.cn.
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