ZTE’s sub-brand Nubia on Thursday launched its latest smartphone under the Z series, the Nubia Z17 miniS in China. The successor to Nubia Z17 mini that was unveiled earlier this year, the new Nubia smartphone flaunts thin bezels on the edges.
The smartphone features a 5.2-inch full HD (1080×1920 resolution) 2.5D arc display with Corning Glass 3 protection. The display has 450 nits brightness and 85 percent colour gamut. In terms of design, the Nubia Z17 miniS carries a metal chassis around the corner with smooth chamfered edges. It flaunts a 3D glass body which is reflective and the dual rear cameras placed at the top left side and LED flash module alongside. The rear panel somehow seems to follow Honor 9’s design cue. Up front, it has thick bezels at the top and bottom, with the home button sporting Nubia’s signature circular red ring engraved at the centre. The power button and volume keys are located on the right side of the handset. The single speaker grills are forked at the base with the USB Type-C port sitting in the middle. The fingerprint sensor is embedded in the home button itself.
On the software front, it runs Android 7.1 Nougat with Nubia’s UI 5.0 skin on top. The phone is powered by an octa-core Snapdragon 653 processor paired with Adreno 510 GPU. It comes with 6GB of RAM and 64GB inbuilt storage. The dual-SIM Nubia Z17 miniS supports 4G VoLTE. As far as optics are concerned, the new Nubia smartphone features 13MP dual rear sensors one for monochrome and another for RGB. The rear cameras have a f/2.2 aperture, OIS and are capable of recording 4K videos. The Z17 miniS also boasts dual cameras up front. It gets a 16MP camera with f/2.0 aperture, 80-degree wide-angle lens and a secondary camera with f/2.2 aperture. The phone comes with AW87319 amplifier chip, DTS audio. Connectivity options include- Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 4.1, GPS+, GLONASS and NFC. It has a battery backup of 3200mAh.
As for the pricing, Nubia has announced the Z17 miniS for a price starting at 1999 yuan (roughly Rs. 19,735) for the Black Gold and Deep Blue colour variant. There is also an Aegean Blue colour model which will come with a price tag of 2099 yuan (around Rs. 20,725). The smartphone is available for order from today in its home country and it will start shipping from October 19.