ZTE Grand Memo smartphone's huge screen is designed for small hands

ZTE's Mi-POP feature creates a small set of controls wherever is most comfortable

China's ZTE debuted a smartphone with a 5.7-inch screen dubbed the Grand Memo at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona Monday. It's a follow up to its 5-inch Grand S smartphone that the company introduced at CES last month.

To see the Grand Memo at Mobile World Congress, watch a video on YouTube.

For those with small hands, ZTE offers Mi-POP, a small set of controls that appear on the screen whenever is most comfortable for users. The back, home, menu and customizable buttons fall under the user's thumb for easy navigation. There's also a single-handed keyboard and a smaller dial pad.

The phone runs Android Jelly Bean and includes a 3200 mAh battery, more than double the capacity of that in the iPhone 5, which sports a screen almost two inches smaller. The ZTE phone also has a 13 megapixel camera.

Chinese smartphone makers are blurring the lines between smartphones and tablets. ZTE's Grand Memo at 5.7 inches joins Huawei's Ascend Mate at 6.1 inches.

Nick Barber covers general technology news in both text and video for IDG News Service. E-mail him at Nick_Barber@idg.com and follow him on Twitter at @nickjb.

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