Launched globally this summer ZTE Grand X was touted as a gaming Ice Cream Sandwich smartphone with not so impressive hardware features, however they are not that bad either. For some reason ZTE Indonesia relaunched the smartphone in the country but this time it runs Android 4.1.1 JellyBean as the following promotional video shared on Facebook hints it.
As a quick reminder ZTE Grand X packs a 4.3 inch qHD screen (960×640) resolution display, dual-core Tegra 2 processor, 5 megapixels camera (720p video recording), 1650 mAh battery, microSD card slot, HSDPA and now JellyBean OS. It wont be long before ZTE makes the upgrade available to all Grand X owners, just make sure to follow our daily reports because we will keep you posted.
There’s also news about a new flagship smartphone — ZTE Grand S coming from ZTE early next year and it will be showing it off during CES 2013, according to a document leak.
More details on the ZTE Indonesia release check out the press release attached below.
19 December 2012, Jakarta, Indonesia – ZTE Corporation (“ZTE”) (H share stock code: 0763.HK / A share stock code: 000063.SZ), a publicly-listed global provider of telecommunications equipment, network solutions and mobile devices, today officially introduced ZTE Grand X with Jelly Bean, its latest smartphone with Android 4.1.1 Operating System, in Indonesia.
The ZTE Grand X Indonesia launch was the world’s first ever commercial launch of a ZTE Jelly Bean-based smartphone.
The Grand X’s design was inspired by sport cars. The phone has a 1GHz dual-core processor and an IPS panel 4.3-inch screen with QHD (960×540 pixel) resolution. The display delivers better, natural colors compared to AMOLED screens. Furthermore, users can enjoy songs and movies in maximum clarity, thanks to the Grand X’s Dolby ProLogic plus SRS Audio technology.
For users who love to make use of social media photography applications, Grand X provides better performance with its 5 megapixel camera with LED Flash and a range of creative features: Burst Shot, Panorama, Smile detection, HDR and 360-degree camera. Additionally, Grand X also supports dual SIM and dual standby features.
“This is an important first for Indonesia and ZTE,” said ZTE Indonesia Terminal Division Director Susanto Sosilo, “The rapid technological development here is significant in Asia and globally.”
“The global launch of Grand X with Jelly Bean Indonesia makes us proud, because it shows the commitment of ZTE’s R&D and manufacturing in the country,” he added.
Unlike many other devices, the Grand X is factory-shipped and loaded with Jelly Bean OS, so there is no need for users to perform a manual update through complicated ‘root’ or risky ‘flashing’ processes.
The Grand X with Jelly Bean allows customers to enjoy sophisticated features such as Google Now, a voice-recognition assistant that helps with routine tasks, including voice dictation. It also contains Project Butter, the most renowned feature of the Jelly Bean operating system, one that provides a seamlessly smooth and responsive interface.
The new Grand X smartphone is available today through all PT. Synnex Metrodata Indonesia distribution channels. For more information, visit the ZTE Indonesia website on http://www.zte.co.id, follow @ZTE_Indonesia on Twitter, become a fan ZTE_Indo on Facebook or contact the ZTE Call Center at 021-2994-2006.
ZTE shipped 7.5 million smartphones in the third quarter of 2012, according to IDC’s Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker. The number boosted its rank to the fourth spot, from fifth in the second quarter. Gartner research also ranks ZTE in the top four with 3.9 per cent of total market share.