ZTE has introduced its Star 2 smartphone in an official launch today in Guangzhou, China. The new flagship is 4G LTE voice controlled device.
The ZTE Star 2 has a voice control, and claims to provide an enhanced mobile entertainment experience, with a new customizable UI.
The phone is built with an aircraft-grade aluminum alloy frame and a 5-inch dual-layer Gorilla Glass 3 screen for durability and scratch resistance.
ZTE Star 2 is powered by a 2.3 GHz quad core Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor paired with 2GB RAM.
The device boasts a 13 MP rear camera, with f/2.0 aperture and dual LED flash, and a 5 MP front camera comes with an 88° ultra-wide-angle lens and f/2.2 aperture.
The cameras can be controlled by voice, smile, timer and touch, and users can launch the camera application by drawing a ‘C’ on the screen.
The phone has an internal storage capacity of 16GB and it is fuelled by a 2300mAh battery.
Its recognition technology offers a response rate of 1.2 seconds, with a 90% success rate even in ambience conditions.
The phone enables users to use a number of smart voice functions such as real-time voice-to-text input and playing music using voice commands.
ZTE Star 2 also features a driving mode, enables a range of voice control functions, such as automatic GPS navigation, message replying, call answering, and music control.
ZTE Star 2 is the first device to come with the latest MiFavor 3.0 UI, which offers customizable and pre-defined color schemes.
MiFavor 3.0 features a variety of icons, wallpapers and color options, with over 100 different combination.
ZTE Star 2 will be available for purchase via a number of online platforms in China from December 18, 2014, priced at 2499 RMB.
The company also launched its Grand S II smartphone two weeks ago. It is priced for Rs 13,999 for the Indian customers and will be selling exclusively through Amazon.in.
The device includes a 5.5 inch multi-touch and full HD screen display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor with a quad core CPU, 2500 mAh battery, 13 mega pixel rear camera, 5 mega pixel front camera, 2GB RAM, 16 GB storage upgradable with extra 32 GB.