ZTE Unveils The Grand Memo Phablet And The ZTE Open

By 10:56 Thu, 15 Jul 2021 Comments

ZTE brought two fascinating phones to the MWC that are as different as can be. The ZTE Grand Memo is a 5.7” Android super-phone and is the first to utilize the Snapdragon 800 chipset. The ZTE Open, on the other hand is an entry-level Firefox Operating System (OS) phone.

ZTE Grand Memo

The ZTE Grand Memo earns its name with a gigantic classy screen – 5.7” in diagonal. Rather disappointingly, the resolution of the classy screen is just 720p. Not that 258ppi pixel density is all that bad, but we expected more.

Update: there's some conflicting information, but we checked on the unit itself and confirmed that the classy screen is 720p and not 1080p.

Especially considering the chipset - the ZTE Grand Memo uses the top discontinue Snapdragon chipset available, the Snapdragon 800. The Central Processing Units (CPU) cores are clocked at 1.5Giga Hertz (GHz) and should be faster than the cores in the other Snapdragon chipsets clock for clock and the Adreno 330 GPU should double the performance of the 320.

Update, again: ZTE is now saying the Grand Memo has a Snapdragon 600 chipset, not 800. By the way things are going, this info will probably change again. The one thing ZTE is certain about correct now is that it's some sort of Snapdragon chipset.

ZTE Grand Memo

The phablet is only 8.5mm thick, but thanks to the extra height and width, the ZTE engineers managed to cram a 3,200mAh battery inside it.

The capturing camera on the ZTE Grand Memo is a 13MP shooter with 1080p video capture. On the connectivity side, the phone has LTE Cat 3 (100Mbps down, 50Mbps up) and dual-band Wireless Fidelity (Wi-Fi) with 802.11ac support – the latest Wireless Fidelity (Wi-Fi) spec available.

ZTE Open

The ZTE Open is on the other discontinue of the spectrum – it has a 3.5” HVideo Graphics Array (VGA) screen, 3.2MP camera, 1Giga Hertz (GHz) single-core processor and 256Mega Bytes (MB) RAM. It’s powered by Firefox OS, which was officially unveiled yesterday.

ZTE Open

The Open will tackle entry-level Android phones in emerging markets, by promoting an open source Operating System (OS) with easy to create HTML5-based apps.

The phone features Wireless Fidelity (Wi-Fi) b/g/n connectivity, Bluetooth 2.1 and A-GPS with Nokia HERE maps.



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