CES 2014 | ZTE reveals the Grand S II phablet

ZTE reveals the Grand S II phablet
The new flagship phone features always-on voice recognition
Craig Munro,

ZTE is launching increasingly interesting gadgets every year, and the Chinese company didn't disappoint with its new flagship smartphone. The Grand S II phablet has top-tier internals and voice recognition to rival the Moto X.

The handset features a large 5.5-inch Full HD display, a 2.3 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor, Adreno 330 graphics, Android 4.3, 16 GB of internal storage, a 13 MP main camera, a 2 MP front-facing camera, triple mics with noise reduction, and a large 3000 mAh battery.

The Grand S II takes voice recognition a step farther than Motorola and adds the ability to recognize multiple voices. The now familiar commands to unlock the handset, answer calls, and take photos can be triggered by any of the registered users. Another extra is what ZTE is calling My-drive assistant which further enhances hands-free functionality while driving.

Motorola has sired up plenty of interest in voice recognition, and ZTE is perfectly placed to benefit from it as, thus far, it has the only phablet that offers the feature. The only things that may disappoint over-sized phone fans are the rather underwhelming storage space and lack of a microSD slot.

Prices and availability for the Grand S II have not yet been announced.

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Craig Munro, 2014-01- 6 (Update: 2014-01- 7)