Contrary to what we believed in our previous post, the Nubia M2 isn’t making a debut in Malaysia. Instead, the ZTE brand has launched its second device with a dual-camera – Nubia Z17 mini. Making its debut in China, the Z series phone retails for CNY1,699/MYR1,092 for the 4GB RAM variant, and CNY1,999/MYR1,285 for the 6GB RAM model.
The unmasked top rung mid-ranger comes in four colour options – Champagne Gold, Black Gold, Red and Elegant Black. The latest device will go on sale in China from 13 April. No word on Malaysian availability yet.
The Nubia Z17 mini features a metal unibody and almost bezel-less design. Its side profile is a mere 7.45mm thin. The device weighs just 155g.
With the device, Nubia ventures into a dual-camera setup again, like on its M2. The rear shooters follows Huawei’s setup – one sensor captures RGB, while the other in native monochrome. The Sony IMX258 sensor with F/2.2 aperture and OIS is used here. The camera delivers a claimed focus time of 0.1s, and also supports 4K UHD video recording.
Like the Nubia M2, it gets a 16MP selfie-shooter with 80-degree wide-angle lens.
It sports a 5.2-inch Full HD display. Under the hood, it gets either a Snapdragon 652 (Standard Edition) or a Snapdragon 653 (High Edition), coupled with 4GB/6GB of RAM and 64GB of storage. You can upgrade storage further via microSD (256GB).
Connectivity-wise, it has all the necessary bells and whistles including 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 4.1, GPS + GLONASS, NFC and USB Type-C.
For juice, it packs a 2,950mAh battery that supports fast charge.
IMHO, pretty impressive specs for its price point, especially the 6GB RAM High Edition. For your information, ZTE themselves will be launching a new mid-range device in Malaysia soon – ZTE Blade V8.
What do you think of the Nubia Z17 mini?