ZTE has announced that its Grand Memo LTE smartphone will be the first 4G LTE smartphone to go on sale in China. The phone recently became the first smartphone to be awarded a TD-LTE handset permit by the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology in the country.
There is no word on the launch date right now as any of the 4G networks are yet to live in the country but we hope to hear something soon.
ZTE Grand Memo LTE is basically the TD-LTE supported version of the company’s earlier announced Grand Memo smartphone. It packs a 5.7-inch HD display with 1280x720p resolution, 1.5GHz Tegra 3 quad-core processor, 13MP rear camera. The phone is capable of working on TD-LTE/FDD/TDS/GSM bands.
Read the full press release below
ZTE Grand Memo LTE Poised to Be China’s First 4G Handset After Permit Award
SHENZHEN, China–(BUSINESS WIRE)–ZTE’s Grand Memo LTE is poised to become the first 4G device available for sale in China, after it became the first to be awarded a TD-LTE handset permit by the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology.
The single-SIM, dual stand-by voice solution used by ZTE Grand Memo LTE (Model No: U9815), a quad-band device compatible with the TD-LTE/FDD/TDS/GSM bands, means it is capable of supporting simultaneous high-speed data transmission and high-quality voice calls.
The ZTE Grand Memo LTE is the 4G version of ZTE’s flagship Grand Memo device, offering superior specifications including a 5.7-inch high-definition display with 1280×720 resolution, a 1.5GHz nVidia Tegra3 quad-core processor, 12-core GPU and 13 million pixel camera, supporting 1080P HD video playback and recording. With an ultra-refined display and packing entertainment features including “Home Theater,” the ZTE Grand Memo LTE is well-equipped to take advantage of the fast data transmission speeds of 4G networks.
The ZTE Grand Memo LTE will be one of the highlights of PT/EXPO COMM CHINA 2013 conference in Beijing this month, where other superior ZTE LTE terminal products will also be featured.