ZTE Grand Memo Priced, Launching This Thursday

ZTE's large-screen premium touch-slab, the Grand Memo, is en route Chinese stores on Thursday (28/03). It is priced at 2,688¥ (RMB), which converts to roughly $432. Touted to be the [better?] alternative to Galaxy Note II, the Grand Memo features a 5.7-inch screen, with 1280 x 720 pixels resolution, an impressive 13-megapixel BSI CMOS primary camera, and a 1-megapixel front-facing camera.

Under its hood is the more widely available Qualcomm Snapdrason S4 Pro quad-core SoC clocked at 1.50 GHz, 1 GB of RAM, 16 GB of internal memory, which can be augmented by another 32 GB using micro-SDHC, and complimentary access to ZTE's cloud-based storage, WLAN 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, and a 3,200 mAh battery, which sadly isn't removable. Driving it all, is Android 4.1 "Jelly Bean." There are no specifics on the Grand Memo's arrival in other markets, but with ZTE's aggressive expansion in mature markets, and ties to countless local handset makers, it could be only a matter of time.