BARCELONA, Spain -- At a press conference today, ZTE introduced its new 6-inch phablet, called the Grand Memo II LTE. It will launch in China in April, and later roll out to other countries in Europe, North America, and Asia Pacific for about $300, unlocked.
According to ZTE's release, the Grand Memo II LTE is powered by a Snapdragon 400 processor. It's worth keeping in mind that last year's model sported two variants with either a Snapdragon 600 and 800 processor inside, so the fact that its sequel would don a 400 is an odd step backward.
As for its massive 6-inch HD display (a bump from its 5.7-inch predecessor), it sports a 720x1,280-pixel resolution, which comes out to about 245ppi. This does fine for displaying text and images, but it doesn't compare to other phablets available on the market.
ZTE described the smartphone as "ultraslim," and at just .28-inch thick, it lives up to that description. However, because it also measures 6.33 inches tall and 3.26 inches wide, it felt a bit fragile in the hand.