Nubia has added a new member to its Z series with the launch of Nubia Z17 mini smartphone, in China. The smartphone comes with a price tag of CNY 1,699 (approx. Rs 15,914) for the 4GB RAM variant and CNY 1,999 (approx. Rs 18,724) for the 6GB RAM option. The device will be available in Elegant Black, Black with Gold, Champagne Gold and Red colour variants and will go on sale on April 13 in China.
The smartphone boast a metal unibody design and come with a sleek form factor with just 7.45mm thickness. The device weighs just 155 grams and sports a fingerprint sensor at the rear panel. At the front, one will find company’s trademarked red circular haptic Home button.
The major highlight of the smartphone is the dual-camera setup situated at the back panel. There are two 13-megapixel sensors at back, with one being a monochrome, while the other sporting an RGB lens, something similar to what we have seen in Huawei dual-camera smartphones. However, the camera comes loaded with a host of interesting features including ultra-fast focus, aperture adjustment from f/1.0 to f/16.0, 3D beautification and so on. Both the cameras come with aperture f/2.2, OIS and 4K video recording. For the front, there is a 16-megapixel camera with 80-degree wide-angle lens for selfie and video calling.
The Nubia Z17 mini features a 5.2-inch full HD display with a screen resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels along with a 2.5D curved glass. The smartphone comes in two variants including one with Qualcomm Snapdragon 653 octa-core processor along with 6GB RAM and Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 chipset along with 4GB of RAM. For storage, there is a 64GB internal storage, which can be further expanded up to 200GB.
On the software front, the runs on Nubia UI 4.0 based on Android 6.0 Marshmallow and is juiced by a 2950mAh battery with fast charging support. On the connectivity front, the device supports dual SIM, 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.1, GPS, NFC and USB Type-C port.