ZTE’s latest flagship phone features a 16MP camera on the back, an 8MP camera on the front, 3GB of RAM, and a 5.5 inch display.
The ZTE Grand S3 is launching initially in China, where it sells for under $500. The phone should be available in other markets later this year.
Some of the specs for the ZTE Grand S3 look a bit dated for a flagship phone in 2015. It has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor instead of a new Snapdragon 805 or 810 chip, for instance. And it has a 1080p screen at a time when many other top tier phones have 2560 x 1440 pixel displays.
But some of those features are arguably overkill for many users and the ZTE Grand S3 stands out in other ways. For instance, it’s one of the first phones to scan your eyeball for biometric security: ZTE has partnered with EyeVerify to scan your eyeball using the phone’s camera for biometric security when you login to your device.
The phone also has a reasonably large 3100mAh battery, a dual LED flash bulb for the rear camera, and a high-resolution front-facing camera for snapping selfies.
Other features include 802.11ac WiFi, Dolby audio, 4G LTE, and Google Android 4.4 KitKat software.