ZTE updates its phablet lineup with the new LTE enabled ZTE Grand X Max+
ZTE was also present at CES 2015 and announced an upgraded version of the existing ZTE Grand X Max phablet. The new ZTE Grand X Max+ offers modest upgrades in the processor, camera and storage departments, all for $200 (RM715). The new model features a quad-core Snapdragon 400 processor clocked at 1.2GHz (instead of the old Snapdragon 200) with Adreno 305 GPU. There is twice the amount of RAM and storage inside. So, the Max+ comes with 2GB onboard RAM and 16GB of internal storage which can be further expanded up to 32GB. It retains the 6-inch display from the original Max with the same 720p resolution. This translates into a pixel density of 245 ppi which is quite low as compared to today's smartphone display standards. ZTE has upgraded the rear camera from 8MP to 13MP and there is a 5MP front shooter as well. The device will support high speed LTE networks and will run on Android 4.4 KitKat OS with ZTE's own UI on top. The company has not announced any details for a Malaysia release date of the device, but it will be available for sale in the US starting from 9 January 2015 for $200 (RM715).