Nubia is expected to launch the Z17 smartphone on June 1 according to an alleged invitation. In an interesting turn of events, nubia had already launched the ‘mini’ version of the smartphone, the Z17 mini in China last month. The larger variant of the two, the Z17 has been showing up in leaks with a sighting on benchmarking website Geekbench, and its accidental listing on the company’s official website. The smartphone has now appeared online again, as an alleged live photo was posted on Weibo showing its front panel.
The alleged nubia Z17 in the live photo bears the same design and look as seen in previous leaks. The red circular home button is visible which is a nubia trademark. As seen before, the nubia Z17 comes with very thin bezels on the sides giving the illusion of a no-bezel design. Up front, the front-facing camera lens and the earpiece are located.
The lockscreen on the Z17 is visible with the date mentioned as May 21. The previous Z17 leaked image showed the smartphone in a dark gray color, while this unit is in white color. The nubia Z17 had also been leaked in a shiny blue color showing the same design language as rumored so far. ALSO READ: nubia Z17 gets accidentally listed on official website, core specifications revealed
According to its leaked and rumored specifications, the nubia Z17 would sit in the premium category. The smartphone is expected to come with RAM options of 6GB and 8GB. The nubia Z17 mini is already available with 6GB of RAM. At this point, the nubia Z17 would presumably go against the OnePlus 5 which is also expected to launch with 6GB and 8GB of RAM. The internal storage of nubia Z17 is said to go up till 128GB. Under the hood of the smartphone is likely to be Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 835 SoC. On the software front, the nubia Z17 mini will most likely run on Android 7.1.1 Nougat. The smartphone is also expected to be IP67 certified for water and dust resistance. ALSO READ: Nubia N1 Lite with 5.5-inch HD display, 3,000mAh battery launched, priced at Rs 6,999: Specifications, features
The nubia Z17 will also come with a dual camera setup like the Z17 mini. However, the dual cameras on the Z17 could be placed vertically and not horizontally as seen in the Z17 mini. Surprisingly, the megapixel count on the Z17 is lower as it is said to sport a pair of 12-megapixel rear sensors. The nubia Z17 mini on the other hand sports two 13-megapixel rear cameras. ALSO READ: nubia Z17 Mini, nubia M2 with dual-rear cameras to launch in India soon: Report