The Consumer Electronics Show is right around the corner and hardware manufacturers are all preparing to show off their latest wares at the Las Vegas event. The one we’re interested in today is ZTE, as it has accidentally let slip one of the devices it will be launching at the show, and it’s quite exciting.
Spotted on the show’s online opening day schedule, ZTE will launch the Grand S, a new entry into the smartphone/tablet hybrid market. The accompanying blurb says it’s to be the, “flagship handset in its Grand Series of products”, before spilling the beans on one of its most important features by saying it’s, “the world’s thinnest 5-inch FHD smartphone”.
Wondering what FHD stands for? We’re guessing it’s Full HD, meaning the Grand S will have a 5-inch, 1080p display, making it a match for the Droid DNA/HTC J Butterfly. ZTE promises it’s the, “perfect phone for the fashionable set”, and says it will feature, “traditional Chinese-style”, whatever that may mean in relation to smartphones.
ZTE has been linked to a 5-inch smartphone with a 1080p display for a while, except it has been referred to as the Nubia Z5. If the two end up being one and the same, expect the Grand S to have a quad-core Snapdragon processor, a 13 megapixel camera and a chassis measuring just 7.6mm thick, which is the same as the Apple iPhone 5.
We’ll find out all about the ZTE Grand S at an event to be held at 1:30pm on 8 January at CES 2013.