Although ZTE is not yet a major player in the high-end global smartphone game, the official intros of the Grand S and Grand Memo during this year’s CES and MWC seemed to hint at the Chinese OEM looking for worldwide fame by the end of 2013.
The Grand S had everything it needed to take on the Android giants of today hardware-wise, plus an ultra-thin profile, whereas the Memo looked a little less technically impressive, but sported a massive 5.7-inch screen.
Sadly though, it appears ZTE is still not ready to challenge the likes of Samsung, Apple or HTC on a global scale. We don’t know the reason yet, but the Grand S has apparently had its American launch pushed back until next year.
Naturally, it would then be way too late for the S to make any kind of waves, given how quickly things evolve in today’s Android universe. Just think about the top-notch devices of early 2012 and how modest they now look compared with the Galaxy S4 or HTC One…
On the bright side, ZTE claims tomorrow’s Grand S will be a little different from today’s super-phone, so there could be hope for the company after all. Also, the Grand Memo is reportedly still on track for a 2013 American launch, even if mum’s the word on an exact date. Oh, well, there’s not much else to do but wait and see.