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Chinese mobile phone maker ZTE seems to be planning to strengthen its market in India, as it is reportedly introducing its new HD smartphone Grand S in the coming weeks, according to reports. The company launched six new smartphones in the country on Friday.

ZTE Grand S, which was unveiled earlier this year at the CES, sports 5.0 inches Capacitive touchscreen with 1080 x 1920 pixels resolution and is powered by a 1.7 GHz Quad-core processor. It packs 2 GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage which can be further expanded by up to 32 GB using microSD card slot. The device supports the connectivity features like Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual-band, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot and Bluetooth v4.0 with A2DP.

In terms of camera, the device houses 13-megapixel autofocus, LED flash rear camera and a 2-megapixel front-facing camera. The device, which measures 6.9 mm thickness, is backed by a Li-Ion 1780 mAh battery and runs on Android OS, v4.1 (Jelly Bean).

ZTE revealed its plan in India during the launch event of six smartphones, including the Grand X Quad Lite, reported BGR. However, there is not much information about the launch date and the pricing of the Grand S smartphone in the country.

The company announced the launch of its Android smartphones in the country on Friday under the name Grand, Blade and Kis series which are priced between ₹5,000 and ₹15,000. ZTE has also launched its Swift series of 3G datacards.

"Today ZTE enjoys a customer base of over 32 million Indian handset users. With the initial launch of six devices priced between Rs 5,000 and Rs 15,000, we will build further on our handset portfolio in the months to come. By the year end, we aim to have our pan India presence with the smartphones and data cards," Xu Dejun, CEO, ZTE India, told at the launch event.