The largest mobile manufacturer in the world, ZTE has just launched a brand-new tablet for the Canadian market, dubbed the ZTE Grand X View 2 and is set to deliver a cheap device with almost average performance.
ZTE Grand X View 2 is powered by the Snapdragon 210 chipset that is a quad-core 1.3GHz processor. The tablet’s display is an 8-inch 1280x800p resolution display and has 1GB of RAM along with 8GB of expandable storage which can go all the way up to 128GB. The Snapdragon 210 chipset is right now the most basic Snapdragon chipset that Qualcomm has to offer and despite its currently lower standing, the chipset boasts battery efficiency and while it cannot be stressed to handle more than a couple of applications at a time, thanks to the 1GB of RAM, it should do the most basic functions without much trouble. But intense gaming will probably have to be ruled out.
There is a possibility for the tablet to feature a Snapdragon 212 instead of the 210, since the 210’s clock-speed does not go beyond 1.1GHz officially. However, the GPU part will still remain from the Adreno 300-series family, sporting the Adreno 304 graphics unit. On the optics side, the tablet will feature a 5MP camera on the back of the device, with the front-facing camera featuring a 2MP sensor. Suffice to say, these cameras will not be pushing for high quality photography.
The tablet will get Android Nougat out of the box and the battery will be a generous 4,620mAh unit. It is a known fact that when compared to its predecessor, the Grand X View 2 is more of a downgrade, rather than being the next in evolution for the Grand series by ZTE, cutting down the cost further as well. The original Grand X View had a 1080p resolution of the same 8-inch screen as well as a more powerful and capable Snapdragon 615 processor with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage. That tablet also had a 5MP camera on the front and another one on the back. There has not been any explanation as to why ZTE went so far as to under-power the new tablet just yet.
The device will be available in Canada only, for now, via the network carrier Bell for CAD 179.99 ($140). As of now, there has not been any news regarding the official launch of the device for global markets yet.