Chinese smartphone company ZTE has joined the full screen display bandwagon with its latest flagship the Nubia Z17S announced on Thursday. The phone starts shipping on October 19. Along with this, Nubia Z17 miniS has also been revealed. The most significant part is that both these phones come with four cameras, two in the rear and two in the front.
The flagship Nubia Z17S has an all metal body with a glass finish on top and 3D curved glass protection and Corning Gorilla Glass even on the back panel. The display is 5.73 inches LTPS TFT and the screen resolution is a healthy 1080x2040pixels. A full screen display with 18:9 aspect ratio, as mentioned, is a highlight.
The processor is the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835SoC and the Android Nougat 7.1.1 is the OS. Riding over it is the in-house user interface Nubia UI 5.1 skin. The Nubia Z17S will be sold in two storage variants, one 6GB RAM with 64GB internal storage and the other, 8GB RAM and 128GB storage.
As mentioned, the camera section can cause of user interest with the rear setup sporting a 12MP Sony IMX 362 sensor along with a 23MP Sony IMX 318 and the front sensors are two identical 5MP sensors with f/2.2 aperture lens for selfies. The rear setup has the support of dual-tone flash and a 2x optical zooming feature.
The Nubia Z17S comes fitted with a 3100mAh battery with fast charging support and has a fingerprint sensor on the rear panel.
Now the other device, the Nubia Z17 miniS has a smaller 5.2-inch display. While the curved glass cover is available and the Corning Gorilla Glass 3 gives protection to the display screen, the rear panel does not have the glass cover. This phone also has a full HD display with the screen resolution reading 1080x1920pixels.
The Qualcomm Snapdragon 630SoC is the processor and this phone has only one Ram and storage option - 6GB and 64GB. There is no difference in the OS, the same Android Nougat 7.1.1 and the Nubia UI 5.0 over it run this device.
In the camera section, the Nubia Z17 miniS has two 13MP cameras, one monochrome and the other RGB. Support comes in the form of NeoVision 7.0 and dual tone flash. The front cameras are 16MP and 5MP in configuration. The fingerprint sensor on this phone is integrated into the home button on the display itself. The battery is 3200mAh.
ZTE has announced these two phones for the Chinese market and pre-orders are being booked. The Nubia Z17S is priced at CNY 2, 999 for the 6GB/64GB variant and CNY 3, 999 for the 8GB/128GB variant. The Nubia Z17 miniS is quoted at CNY 1,999. If converted, these prices in Indian rupees would be Rs. 30,000, 40,000 and 20,000 respectively.