ZTE Announces the Grand S II, Iconia Phablet and the BlueWatch

January 2, 2014 - Written By Alexander Maxham

It seems like CES started and no one told us. All day long we’ve been hearing announcements from various OEMs about devices they’ll be showing off at the show next week. Now it’s ZTE’s turn. They’ve just announced a few more devices. Which includes a new smartphone, phablet and smartwatch. ZTE is going to show off their Grand S II. Which is said to have “cutting edge voice control technology.” ZTE states in their press release that the Grand S II will be a “high precision voice phone” that has the ability to unlock the phone or take pictures by using your voice. The ZTE Grand S II also provides a suite of options that ensures “more natural and clearer voice calls”, for those that still make calls.

ZTE is also unveiling the Nubia 5S and 5S mini. The Nubia 5S has a 5-inch 1080p display, 13MP shooter on the back, 4K Ultra HD video capture. While the Nubia 5S mini has a 4.7-inch display, and “comes in an array of colourful finishes”. Both devices are featuring quad-core processors.

Next up is the ZTE Iconic Phablet. Yes, that’s the actual name of the device. It’s sporting a 5.7-inch HD display with Corning’s Gorilla Glass, a quad-core processor and wireless charging. It also “allows two apps to be simultaneously displayed on the screen.” Sounds like it’s similar to Samsung’s multi-window feature.

Then there’s ZTE’s BlueWatch, which is their smartwatch. This one also features a built-in pedometer that tracks and “analyzes data around the clock” that gives “users access to interesting ‘quantified self’ information like body fat percentage.” The BlueWatch will connect to your smartphone that allows to see who is calling, view content, pictures, and connects to some Social media Sites.

All of these devices and a few others will be on display at CES all next week. So hopefully we’ll get some hands-on time with these new devices from ZTE in Las Vegas.