ZTE Iconic Phablet presented at CES, deserves an award
Ladies and gentlemen, here we have ZTE’s award-worthy new device presented at CES 2014! So you’re thinking about the Grand S II which was unveiled yesterday? Well no, that’s not it.
We’re talking about the product named ZTE Iconic Phablet. Without any hint of all this being a joke. This then is already ZTE’s most award-worthy handset of the year – an award for the most idiotic name, that is.
How can you call a run of the mill midranger with a bad back (design) “Iconic”? As for “phablet”, OK. It is a phablet. And the iPhone is a phone, and contains the entirety of that word in its name. Fine. But then why isn’t the Grand S II called the Grand S II Phablet? Consistency, people.
If you’re desperately trying to take the ZTE Iconic Phablet seriously, here are some specs for you. It has a 5.7-inch 720p HD touchscreen, an 8 MP rear camera with LED flash, a 1 MP front camera, a dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon CPU, 1 GB of RAM, 8 GB of internal storage, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and a beefy 3,200 mAh battery. It runs Android 4.3 Jelly Bean, in a mostly stock iteration though with some additions.
One of those is a multi window implementation that resembles Samsung’s but can apparently work with any app, be it native or third party.
The model showcased at CES comes with 4G LTE and CDMA support, and it’s apparently likely to launch on a carrier in the US. In that case, don’t think AT&T or T-Mobile, since neither of those has a CDMA network to support it on.
Pricing and availability are both still in the mystery stage at this point. But it must be cheap in order to sell even remotely well.