ZTE Grand S II announced with enhanced voice control features, high-end specs

CES is upon us, and so phone makers left and right are rushing to introduce us to their latest wares. Last year ZTE brought us the Grand S, and now it’s time for the Grand S II, it seems.

The Grand S looked nice and was really thin, yet it was nothing more than a sick joke with its 1,780 mAh battery – a smartphone best used as a featurephone, then.

How does the Grand S II fare? A lot better, we’re happy to report. The batter capacity for the sequel is 3,000 mAh, which is on par with most decent performers of this day and age.


Aside from the wildly increased battery life, the Grand S II brings us updated specs all over. It has a 5.5-inch 1080p Full HD touchscreen, a 13 MP rear camera, a 2 MP front camera, a 2.3 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor, and 16 GB of built-in storage. All the usual connectivity options should be in, and Android is obviously powering the show here, though which exact version is being used is unclear.

That’s because ZTE’s official introduction of the Grand S II is light on specs and details, and high on praise for the Chinese company’s voice recognition software. This allows you to unlock the phone by voice, take pictures by using your voice, and there’s also a special “My-drive” mode that tweaks things for when you’re in a car and using the handset in hands-free mode.

If you’re wondering when the Grand S II will be available, where exactly, and for what price, well, you’ll be left wondering – for now. We’ll let you know when we find out more.

Via Engadget

Author: Vlad Bobleanta

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