According to a leaked image of the smartphone, Chinese manufacturer ZTE is preparing to launch a new handset in the form of the Grand X Pro.
EvLeaks tweeted the image of the unannounced device; the account boasts a track record of leaking real photos of handsets, with the feed correctly revealing the HTC One X+ back in September, as well as the HTC Droid DNA.
The original ZTE Grand X released earlier this year, with the device sporting a 4.3-inch display, 1GHz dual-core processor, 512MB of RAM, 4GB of internal storage and a 5MP camera. It runs on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.
Should the ZTE Grand X Pro prove to be a real smartphone, an official appearance is a certainty for CES 2013 in January or MWC 2013.
It's Chinese. They had to cut corners somewhere, and you get what you pay for. Admittedly, many other smart phones from other manufacturers are built in China, but those are designed with cost not being the most important factor. Chinese companies are good at lowering the cost of similar given item, but almost always because they use cheaper materials to build it. In this case, I'd be willing to guess the display is a below average LCD, obviously the ram is pretty low (my old T-Bolt has 768MB), the camera sensor will be pretty basic, and I'd be truly afraid of the battery. Having gotten financially burned by cheaper chinese batteries in the past, I don't have much hope for the one in this device, and I most certainly wouldn't keep it in my pocket.
But... I have a beef with ZTE going stingy on the RAM.
Either way, ZTE is probably one of those firms that prices their phones closer to the actual $ of production (+ the profit margins).
The specs listed in the article are the specs for the previous model. Nowhere in the article are there specs for the upcoming model, so how could you possibly be disappointed if you don't even know anything about it?