ZTE’s sub-brand Nubia has recently released a new smartphone in its Z series, called as the Nubia Z17 mini in China. The company has launched two variants of the device- 4GB RAM model priced at CNY 1,699 (roughly Rs 16,000) and 6GB RAM model priced at CNY 1,999 (roughly Rs 18,900). The smartphone will be available for purchase from April 13 in China, however, the availability detail about the latest mobile in India is not disclosed by the company.
The highlight of Nubia Z17 mini is its dual camera setup at the rear. The smartphone flaunts a metal unibody design and offers super thin bezels on the side edges. It features a slim form factor at 7/45mm. It has a dedicated fingerprint scanner on the back panel. The handset will be made available in multiple colour options including Elegant Black, Red, Gold with Black, and Champagne Gold. Up front, there is a company’s trademarked red circular haptic home button.
The Nubia Z17 mini features a 5.2-inch full-HD (1080×1920 pixels) display with 2.5D curved glass on top. The device runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow OS powered by Nubia UI 4.0. It comes equipped with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 or 653 octa-core processor paired with 4GB or 6GB of RAM and Adreno 510 GPU. It is worth mention that the chipset on the device is changed as per the memory capacity.
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The ZTE Nubia Z17 mini offers dual 13MP primary rear camera setup which comprises one monochrome lens and one RGB lens. The dual cameras also feature Sony IMX258 sensor with OIS, 4K video recording, and f/2.2 aperture. On the other hand, there is a 16MP front-facing camera with 80-degree wide-angle lens for selfies and video calling.
The rear camera can also be used to capture images in various modes like black-and-white and portrait camera mode.
On the connectivity front, the Nubia Z17 mini includes 4G VoLTE, GPS, GLONASS, USB Type-C, Wi-Fi, NFC, and Bluetooth. Both models of the device offer 64GB of internal storage with expansion support up to 200GB via microSD card. The handset is powered by a 2950mAh battery with fast charging support and measures dimensions at 146.65×72.5×7.45mm and weighs 155 grams.