The handset uses Qualcomm's 0.28nm single-chip solution MSM8960, and a 1.5-GHz dual-core CPU. It runs Android 4.0 and is Wi-Fi capable.
The main 8MP main camera is capable of 1080p HD video and playback, while the front camera supports 720p HD video calls.
ZTE's terminal handset division chief He Shiyou said the vendor is the first to use Qualcomm's single-chip LTE solution in a handset. He said the Grand smartphone series will be ZTE's flaghip offerings this year.