ZTE Grand Memo and One debut at the MWC
Grand Memo, One

The MWC saw ZTE unveiling two new devices, a bit different from what the rest of the manufacturers showcased.

The ZTE Grand Memo and the ZTE Open become the latest devices from the Chinese manufacturer, and they appear rather different from the rest of the field. The Grand Memo is the first in the business to be powered by Snapdragon 800 SoC, while the ZTE Open is a budget smartphone running on the Firefox OS.

ZTE Grand Memo

The ZTE Grand Memo is a phablet sporting a huge 5.7 inch screen, but with only 720p resolution and 258ppi density. This is especially disappointing, considering the new mobile casino tamer is built on the latest Snapdragon 800 chipset and features a 1.5GHz CPU, and Adreno 330 GPU. It seems like a shame not to utilize this kind of power on a 1080p screen.

The Android casino monster is rather thin at 8.5mm, but still offers a humongous 3,200mAh battery. Other specs include a 13MP snapper with 1080p video recording capabilities. LTE Cat 3 connectivity, dual-band Wi-Fi with 802.11ac support make up the rest of the features.

ZTE Open

Running on the Firefox OS, the ZTE Open captures the other end of the market with its 3.5 inch HVGA screen, 3.2MP snapper, 1GHz single-core CPU and 256MB RAM. The smartphone is bound to become a serious competition to entry-level Androids in developing markets. The specs here are limited to Wi-Fi b/g/n, Bluetooth 2.1, A-GPS with preinstalled Nokia HERE maps.