ZTE has announced the 2017 nubia flagship device — nubia Z17. On paper, the phone outdoes itself and comes with a couple of firsts. For now, the device has only been announced in China, and it is unclear if and when the phone will make its way to India and other markets. Also Read - Android 12 beta 2 rolling out: New privacy features, tweaked design and moreAlso Read - Red Magic 9R launched: A gaming beast that will not launch in India
In terms of design, nubia Z17 comes with slim bezels on the top and bottom. The glass-metal design is slim with the front sporting the selfie camera, earpiece grille, sensors on top and just the capacitive button right under the display. The rear sports the camera setup on the top left corner with the fingerprint sensor embedded in the center, and the nubia logo right under the sensor. The volume and power buttons are on the sides. Also Read - Let our firms take part in 5G trials, China tells India
nubia Z17 features, specifications
Coming to specifications, nubia Z17 comes with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chipset under the hood. It is only the second phone in China post Xiaomi Mi 6 to sport the most recent Snapdragon processor. Along with the latest chipset, the phone also boasts three memory variants — 64GB internal storage with 6GB RAM, 128GB internal storage with 6GB RAM and 128GB internal storage with 8GB RAM. There is no word regarding memory expansion. The display is 5.5-inch full HD (1080p) and the phone runs on Android Nougat 7.1.1-based Nubia UI 5.0. ALSO READ: Nubia N1 Lite with 5.5-inch HD display, 3,000mAh battery launched, priced at Rs 6,999: Specifications, features
In a first for the company, the nubia Z17 is a IP67 certified water-resistant device. The phone sports a dual rear camera setup — 12-megapixel and 23-megapixel snappers. The cameras support 2x optical zoom and 10x dynamic zoom along with a feature called NeoVision 7.0 image search engine. The front camera is 16-megapixel with wide-angle lens. The phone comes with Dolby ATMOS speaker and IR blaster. The battery is 3,200mAh. nubia Z17 is the first smartphone to come with Quick Charge 4+ technology, which takes the phone battery from 0-50 percent in just 25 minutes.
nubia Z17 prices
nubia Z17 comes in five color variants – black and gold, black, gold, red, and blue. In terms of pricing, the most basic 64GB memory/6GB RAM comes for RMB 2,799 (approximately Rs 26,500), the 128GB/6GB version is priced at RMB 3,399 (approximately Rs 32,000) and the top-end flagship with 8GB RAM comes with a RMB 3,999 (approximately Rs 37,800) price tag.
nubia recently launched the nubia N1 Lite in India and the phone is a budget offering. The Amazon India exclusive is priced at Rs 6,999 and is the more budget option to nubia N1, launched previously in February. The phone sports a 5.5-inch HD display with a MediaTek processor under the hood. The internal storage is 16GB with 2GB RAM. The phone comes with a 5-megapixel front camera with soft light flash and 8-megapixel rear camera. The battery is 3,000mAh with 24 hours talktime.