ZTE's Grand S phablet boasts a 5-inch HD display

Posted by Shane McGlaun

A phablet is basically a device that boasts a larger screen than your typical smartphone, yet is smaller than your average tablet.

Such devices were designed to walk the fine line between smartphones and tablets. One of the best features of these larger screen devices? They can make voice calls, all while offering more screen real estate for watching video and surfing the web.

Recently, ZTE rolled out a new phablet dubbed the Grand S ahead of CES 2013. The device sports a five-inch display with full HD resolution. The China-based ZTE is hoping the slick phablet will help earn it brand recognition in the United States and other countries.

The device is impressively thin at 6.9 mm thick and may be constructed from some sort of ceramic material. 

Specs? A quad-core QUALCOMM S4 processor, 2 GB of RAM, a microSD card slot, a 2500mAh battery and a 13-megapixel (rear) camera sensor.

While an official price tage has yet to be announced, reports indicate  the phablet will weigh in at about $450.

Presumably, this would be the outright purchase price, rather than a subsidized figure from a wireless carrier. Expect more details when CES kicks off in early January in Las Vegas.