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ZTE Grand X2 In announced, a mid-range handset with Intel Inside

Up for yet another mid-range Android handset? Great. ZTE is the latest company to throw one together, yesterday announcing the Grand X2 In. It’s a follow-up to last year’s ZTE Grand X, a budget handset that packed an aging Nvidia Tegra 2 chip inside a 4.3-inch chassis. This time around, ZTE has opted for one of Intel’s Atom chips, as well as a screen size bump.

The Grand X2 In features a 4.5-inch 720p display, along with an Intel Atom Z2580 processor clocked at 2Ghz. It also includes 1GB of RAM, an 8-megapixel camera, a 1-megapixel front-facing camera for video calls, and 8GB of internal storage. That sounds a little low, but ZTE has included a microSD card slot for additional storage up to 32GB. Android Jelly Bean 4.2 is onboard, and a 2,000mAh battery should keep things ticking along.

ZTE seems keen to point out the camera on the Grand Z2 In, saying that it’s “socially smart” – whatever that means – and includes “one of the quickest burst modes on the market.” The manufacturer claims that the phone’s camera can snap 24 pictures a second without any shutter lag with image stabilisation on top for good measure. It sounds like the phone may simply be recording a short video at that point, but we’ll find out more when the company has the handset ready for release.

As for when might be, ZTE says that the phone is coming in the third quarter of this year. There’s no word on pricing, though, nor exact availability. It looks like the handset will come in a range of colours too – you can see the blue one pictured above – but the choices haven’t been confirmed yet either.

[spotted at The Next Web]


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