It seems there’s another manufacturer is planning to release a smartphone with a 5-inch 1080p screen. A photo of the ZTE Grand S has been leaked in the internet.
The report comes from Engadget. The news site says, “Earlier today a kind anonymous tipster shared the above product shot of a ZTE Z753, which is allegedly the Chinese manufacturer’s contribution to the ever-growing list of five-inch 1080p devices — including those from HTC, Sharp, Oppo and eventually Nubia, Huawei, Lenovo plus Sony. Conveniently, ZTE’s also been teasing its upcoming Grand S flagship on Sina Weibo ahead of its CES debut, and we’ve been able to confirm that this is indeed the aforementioned Z753 — not that we don’t already know the Grand S’ main selling points thanks to a brief description on CES’ website: “the world’s thinnest for 5 inch FHD smartphones.” There isn’t much information about the guts at this point, but we do know that the phone will feature a unibody design, along with a slight bump around the off-center camera on the back. Until we make it to CES next month, you can see more in the official sketches after the break, courtesy of ZTE’s Sina Weibo account.”
Here are the official sketches the site mentioned:
It seems the top Android manufacturers are all launching phones with 5-inch screens sporting full HD resolutions. We’ve all seen the HTC Butterfly, which will be coming to the UK. The Sony XPERIA Z (codenamed the Yuga) has also been leaked in the internet. LG is also said to be planning to launch a 5-inch device. The Samsung Galaxy S4 is said to sport a 5-inch touchscreen as well. One of Huawei’s executives has also revealed a massive device in China, the Ascend Mate. However, this device sports a 6.1-inch display.
You may think that manufacturers are running out of features to offer. However, having devices sport relatively the same spec sheet is good for the platform. This will make it easier for developers to make apps for Android, since it will be easier to create apps for devices sporting the same specs.
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