ZTE has announced its first Android Ice Cream Sandwich smartphone featuring an Intel Inside processor.
The Grand X IN is the latest phone in the Chinese manufacturer's Grand series and will be launched across Europe from next month. The handset has a 4.3-inch, 16m colour screen and an eight-megapixel camera. ZTE said the phone will have Blu-Ray quality movie playback and a long battery life. The manufacturer said the Intel chip will give users a 'fast browsing and responsive internet experience'.
Ao Wen, VP of European operations for ZTE Handsets, said: 'The Grand X IN is ZTE’s first flagship smartphone in Europe to feature Intel Inside, and we look forward to building our partnership with Intel. The handsets in the ZTE Grand portfolio are quality devices focused on providing a great level of service and, with the inclusion of Intel’s technology in the Grand X IN, we have provided a handset with enhanced capabilities, reliability and performance.'
Helmut Volger, VP and general manager of mobile and wireless sales at Intel, said: 'We’re pleased to extend the close collaboration we entered with ZTE at Mobile World Congress 2012 to launch Intel-based smartphones. ZTE is a fast growing global handset maker that strives to create products with features and capabilities that people care most about. The Grand X IN is a well-rounded device that marries robust hardware and software to deliver great performance and value for consumers.'
Editor: Graeme Neill