ZTE Grand Memo doesn’t have Snapdragon 800, demo units only 1GB RAM!

It looks like someone at ZTE will be job hunting after the Mobile World Congress, as the press event for the Grand Memo has turned out to be an utter shambles!

According to ZTE’s press release and launch notes, the newly launched 5.7-inch ZTE Grand S boasts the new Snapdragon 800 CPU. That’s quite a big deal as that would make the ZTE phablet the first device to make use of the new quad-core chip! As it turns out though, this is not the case!

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Apparently the ZTE Grand Memo will officially use the Snapdragon 600. This is a mighy fine chip, and should offer users great performance, but those who have managed to get hands on time with the Grand Memo at MWC aren’t getting the Snapdragon 600 experience! To throw a twist on the whole episode, the ZTE Grand S demo phones are running Snapdragon S4 processor, but there’s more! They only have 1GB RAM instead of the claimed 2GB!

WTF ZTE!!! If all of this is a little confusing it’s because it is, but it appears the phones at the show a pre-production samples, and retail versions will in fact use the 600 CPU and 2GB RAM!

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  1. Freeje
    February 26, 2013

    ZTE is acting like a typical never heard of Chinese company on its launch day.

  2. ilya
    February 27, 2013

    Don’t you think there are some mistakes in the text? Grand S and Grand Memo are at their right places? )

  3. PeterP
    February 27, 2013

    Funny, I still think ZTE are a great company though. As long as they keep prices down all is forgiven. Thought it was strange when I saw an interview with Qualcomm boss who said there are no 800 phones yet! Nvidia need to embrace open source to compete.