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ZTE to unveil Grand Memo II phablet and a Firefox smartphone at MWC 2014

By Simon Thomas on 19th February 2014

ZTE Grand Memo

Mobile World Congress is just around the corner and ZTE have now confirmed a couple of new devices that they'll be unveiling at the event in Barcelona.

 

Adam Zeng, CEO of ZTE Mobile Devices confirmed that ZTE will be unveiling the 'ultra slim Grand Memo II LTE with 6 inch screen' and the "'ZTE Open C in partnership with Mozilla and Telefonica', which will be a Firefox OS smartphone.'

 

The ZTE Grand Memo (pictured above) was unveiled back in December 2013 and ZTE will hoping that the Grand Memo II builds on the success of the original.

 

Like it's predecessor it'll support 4G LTE, but this time around the phablet will have an even larger 6-inch display (up from 5.7-inches) and a new ultra-thin design. Little else is known about the ZTE Grand Memo II, but the original is available to buy for under £300 which gives us an idea of how much it could cost.

 

We'll learn a whole lot more about the new phablet at Mobile World Congress 2014 which begins on February 24th.

 

The ZTE Open C will run on the Firefox OS and has been jointly produced by Mozilla and Telefonica, so it's a pretty safe bet it'll be exclusive to O2 in the UK (who are owned by Telefonica). It's likely to be a low-cost smartphone (possible under £100) and it'll be interesting to see how Firefox OS stacks up against the Android platform.

 

ZTE might not be the biggest name in Western markets, but the Chinese company became the 5th largest mobile manufacturer based on smartphone sales in 2013. They are only likely to rise up the tablet in 2014 as the Chinese mobile market becomes increasingly more important.

 

We'll be bringing you all the news from MWC 2014 and you can keep up to date with all the breaking news at our MWC 2014 Hub.

 

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