ZTE Grand X2 Intel Atom Z2580-based Jelly Bean handset announced

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    By Abdul vahid V

    Thanks to its strategic association with Intel, the Chinese mobile vendor ZTE has introduced yet another Intel-toting Android smartphone, the ZTE Grand X2 In. It is a mid-tier Android device with moderate specs and features under the fold. The new Intel processor the Atom Z2580 provides a stunning performance for the gadget with a cloaking speed of 2GHz. With Android 4.1 Jelly Bean OS and an 8MP rear camera that can take video at 1080p, the new ZTE handset can surely make moves in markets.

    According to ZTE, the Grand X2, even if a successor to the Nvidia Tegra-powered uninspiring Grand X, has been built in inspiration of the success of Grand X In, the firm’s first Intel-based flagship in Europe. ZTE that used to chuck out gadgets with alterative technologies looks forward to getting a bright future for its new phone also. Indeed, with a nice CPU and other innards under the hood, the Grand X2 won’t be a flop, anyway.

    “We are proud to announce the ZTE Grand X2 In smartphone pursuing our multi-year strategic collaboration with Intel,” stated William Chhao, Terminal Director at ZTE France in ZTE’s press release. “The ZTE Grand X2 In is set to build on the success of the ZTE Grand X In, our first flagship smartphone in Europe to feature Intel Inside, and further increase ZTE’s growth in the high-performance smartphone market segment.”

    ZTE has been an awesome partner of Intel. The company has produced lots of gadgets with the processors from the dominating PC chipmaker, which is looking ahead to find a respected spot in the mobile and tablet space, competing with the likes of ARM, Qualcomm and Nvidia. Indeed, the new ZTE handset will offer further grip for Intel in mobile markets. With the Grand X2 is to be unveiled across the Europe and many other key markets, it opens up a great chance for Intel to pierce to markets.

    “We are excited to extend our collaboration with ZTE on their latest innovative platform, the new Grand X2 In,” said Intel’s Helmut Vogler. “Our teams have worked together to harness the power of the Intel Atom processor Z2580 to create a high performance smartphone with market-leading features and long battery life. The Grand X2 In will provide an excellent choice for consumers in fast growing smartphone market.”

    ZTE Grand X2 Tech Specs
    The new ZTE handset features a 4.5-inch 1280 x 720 pixel display. It is a good size that most of the modern day phone buyers will love to own. The Android Jelly Bean-based phone sports an 8MP rear camera with AF Flash and it is touted as a “socially-smart camera” by ZTE. It is capable to capture “up to 24 frames per second and [with] no shutter lag,” ZTE said. It has a 1MP front camera for video chatting.

    As noted above, the ZTE phone gets power from a 2GHz Intel Atom Z2580 processor, 1GB of RAM and 8GB of ROM. You can use microSD slots to load memory cards up to 32GB for further expansion. The power for the device is drawing from a solid 2000 mAh battery. As a whole, the new ZTE phone is a stunning device with lots of interesting specs and features.

    The Chinese firm plans to sell the Grand X2 in Europe in Q3 2013 through different carriers and vendors. The pricing details and exact release date of the Grand X2 are yet to turn up from the firm. Indeed, a device like the X2 will let the company gain more strength in European and other markets. Both ZTE and Intel have to sell many more products for their names to get respected places in mobile markets.