The Chinese smartphone maker ZTE has announced another great smartphone with 2013 flagship specs. for India. The ZTE Grand S II is already available in China at price of CNY 1699 and is now launched exclusively on Amazon India.
The Grand S II was showcased at CES 2014 back in January with no plans for Indian launch. It comes with built-in voice commands for taking photos, unlocking the phone, listening to messages, and playing music. It runs on Android Jelly Bean 4.2 at the moment with no confirmation of either KitKat or Lollipop update.
It has got similar hardware to Xiaomi Mi3 and guess, it costs the same. We were initially expecting it to be launched somewhere between Rs. 18,000 to Rs. 20,000 in India, but ZTE has surprised us by keeping its price tag as low as Rs. 13,999 in India.
Now, given the fact that not many know about ZTE in India, it will have to make a very aggressive marketing plan for promoting this phone. The price and its features are one form of promotion and the digital media will be the other. Please note that as per the product listing on Amazon.in, it doesn’t support 4G and only has a 2500 mAh battery. Many websites are mentioning it to be a 3000 mAh unit, but we believe what we see. The post will be updated in case of any development regarding its price tag and hardware.
This looks like a great value-for-money phone and I would recommend everyone to take a look at ZTE Grand S II before buying another phone. It’s always better to take an informed decision than to repent later.
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