ZTE has stepped up a notch, releasing its first Intel-powered smartphone in the form of the ZTE Grand X IN. Running Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and powered by an Intel Atom Z2460 processor, the ZTE Grand X IN is the manufacturer’s flagship device, replacing its predecessor, the ZTE Grand X.

Sporting a 4.3-inch 960 x 540 pixel resolution touch display capable of capturing up to 16 million colours, the Android handset can support HSPA+ 21Mbps data speeds with the aid of the Intel XMM 6260 Platform.

ZTE has equipped the Grand X IN with an 8-megapixel snapper, Bluetooth 2.1, Wi-Fi, GPS and DLNA and Mobile HD link connectivity. They've even managed to find room for that increasingly must-have smartphone feature, NFC. 

With ZTE fitting the Grand X IN with its most impressive specs to date, the manufacturer has had to broaden the phone's dimensions to 127 x 65 x 9.9mm while it weighs in at a noticeable 140.8 grams. 

No word on pricing or availability just yet, but Pocket-lint will be bringing you a full hands-on look at the ZTE Grand X IN in the near future.