ZTE’s newest Android flagship is official, and it’s got some pretty high-end specs.
The ZTE Nubia Z17 was announced in China today, complete with a 5.5-inch 1920×1080 display with super-slim side bezels. Above that display 16-megapixel camera with an 80-degree wide angle lens.
Around back is a dual rear camera setup with one 23-megapixel sensor and one 12-megapixel sensor. These cameras offer 2x optical zoom, 10x digital zoom, and real-time bokeh like the iPhone 7 Plus’s Portrait Mode. There’s also a fingerprint sensor resting below the rear cameras.
Inside the Nubia Z17’s shell lives a Snapdragon 835 processor, 6/8GB of RAM, 64/128GB of storage, NFC, USB-C, water resistance, and a 3200mAh battery. Also of note is that the Nubia Z17 is the first phone to include Qualcomm’s new Quick Charge 4+ feature, which is 15 percent faster than Quick Charge 4.0 and can enable a device to go from 0 percent charge to 50 percent in 15 minutes.
On the software side, the ZTE Nubia Z17 is running Android 7.1 below a custom user interface called Nubia UI 5.0. This custom UI includes edge gestures that let you perform actions by sliding your fingers along the edge of the display, like sliding along the upper side to switch apps or sliding both fingers down the sides to adjust brightness.
The ZTE Nubia Z17 will be available in China at a starting price of CNY2,799 ($411 USD) for the 6GB/64GB model. Pricing will go up to CNY3,399 ($499 USD) for the 6GB/128GB model and CNY3,999 ($588 USD) for the top-end 8GB/128GB version.
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