The Chinese manufacturer means well with their Android device lineup, hosting a range of handsets all aiming to offer affordable performance, with the current flagship: the ZTE Grand X heading things up with its NVIDIA Tegra 2 processor and Professor Green product endorsement deal, but now a notable successor could be waiting in the wings in the form of the ZTE Grand X Pro.
At this point in time, all we have to work with is the name and a pretty official looking image courtesy of the @EvLeaks Twitter feed. The image shows a phone, which based on the size of elements like the onscreen controls and icons is suspected to sit around the 4 to 4.5-inches with an impressively thin bezel, not a million miles away from the iPhone 5 with regards to aesthetic. The handset itself also opts for onscreen keys which based on ZTE’s track record are associated with a lightly tuned, but predominantly stock experience of Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich as opposed to Jelly Bean.
The ‘Pro’ in the name could also be construed as a more cryptic reference to the fact that it’ll replace the Grand X’s existing Tegra 2 dual-core processor with a more efficient Qualcomm Snapdragon dual-core chip or indeed the Snapdragon S4 Pro quad-core chip which now features in handsets like the Nexus 4, Optimus G and the forthcoming Sony Yuga.
Although no official word on this handset has yet been disclosed, we suspect that ZTE along with many other leading smartphone manufacturers will hold fast on announcing anything significant (such as a new flagship), until CES rolls around at the start of next year.