ZTE offers new details on Grand S II voice features, hybrid hotspot/projector specs

ZTE wasted no time in getting its CES spread out there, and last Friday we told you about the new devices it announced, including a smartwatch and phablet. As we get closer to the official start of CES itself, ZTE has some additional info to help flesh out the picture for some of its new gear, and today offers new detail about the voice capabilities of the new Grand S II, as well as delves into the feature set of its intriguing portable hotspot/projector.

We heard last week that the Grand S II had “high-precision voice,” features, but what does that mean? Well, besides offering high-quality recording, there are a number of voice-based software tricks the phone will be capable of. Those include voice recognition to unlock the handset, a virtual “My-drive” assistant with what ZTE touts as improved recognition accuracy, and a remote voice control for the phone’s camera. Maybe nothing revolutionary there, but with voice control becoming increasingly popular, it’s nice that ZTE is at least trying to keep up.

What about that projector? It’s formally the ZTE Projector Hotspot, it runs Android, and it allows up to eight devices to connect over WiFi to an LTE signal. It supports WiFi b/g/n and is powered by an internal 5000mAh battery. To assist you with setup, there’s an integrated four-inch WVGA display.

As for the projector bit itself, we know that it accepts an HDMI signal or video over WiFi, supports up to 1080p input, uses a DLP element to form its images, and has a brightness of 100 lumens. Unfortunately, we still don’t have a hard figure on its actual resolution, but we’re hoping to hear back from ZTE soon with that all-important number.

Source: ZTE

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