ZTE Launches Nubia Z9 Smartphone
ZTE has quietly launched a new Android-powered smartphone. Dubbed the Nubia Z9, it’s available in three different variants: Classic, Elite and Exclusive, all of which boast some pretty impressive specs.
Rumors have been circulating about a new ZTE smartphone for several months now. Up until recently, though, the Chinese handset maker has remained relatively tight-lipped, preferring not to address the rumors. If you’re skeptical regarding whether or not ZTE would in fact release a new smartphone, your doubts can now be laid to rest. Just last week, the company launched the Nubia Z9, which is available in the three aforementioned variants and runs Google’s Android 5.0 Lollipop operating system.
So, what kind of specs does the ZTE Nubia Z9 pack? It varies depending on the model, with the Classic being the least impressive. But don’t let that fool you into thinking it’s a sub-par handset, as it’s still pretty darn good. The Nubia Z9 Classic features 3GB of random access memory (RAM), a 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor, and 32GB of internal storage space. The Elite model, on the other hand, boasts 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage, while also using the same 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor.
In terms of size, all three variants of the ZTE Nubia Z9 feature a 5.2-inch full-HD display. According to various media reports, the display used in these devices rests behind the same 2K displays used in the Samsung Galaxy S6 and HTC One M9. That alone should tell you that this is a pretty high-end device. The ZTE Nubia Z9 delivers clear, crisp images that rival the market’s leading smartphones.
If you’re looking for a smartphone with a powerful camera, you won’t be disappointed with the the ZTE Nubia Z9. It has a 16-megapixel primary camera paired with an f/2.0 lens and Sony’s IMX234 sensor. there’s also a smaller 8-megapixel camera attached to the front for users who enjoy taking selfies.
Now for the bad news: the ZTE Nubia Z9 is somewhat pricey when compared to other handsets. According to Android Central, the Classic will retail for 3,499 Yuan (approximately $564); the Elite will cost 3,999 Yuan ($644); and the Exclusive variant will cost a wallet-crunching 4,499 Yuan ($725). Granted, you can probably get the device cheaper if you sign up for a 2-year agreement, but those are the base retail prices.
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