ZTE released the nubia Z17 Mini for the Chinese market last month, and it was an instant hit as it sold out in tens of thousands in less than 60 seconds. However, we’re yet to see the standard variant, the ZTE Nubia Z17, and I wonder how successful it will be in the same market since it’s going to have even better specs than the Z17 Mini.
Luckily, I won’t have to wonder for too long, as specifications of the nubia Z17 have begun to leak out into the press. A ZTE device with the model number NX563J was spotted on popular benchmarking site Geekbench at the beginning of the month, and it is most likely the nubia Z17 since the nubia Z17 Mini had a model number NX563J before it was released officially.
The most recent leak of the Z17’s specs comes from nubia’s official website, which is probably due to someone being over-excited about the phone and listing it on the website. Before the listing was taken down shortly after, some info about the upcoming smartphone was captured, and now we have an idea what the ZTE nubia Z17 would be.
ZTE nubia Z17 Rumoured/Expected Specs
The first thing we notice from the screenshot above is that the Z17 has a vertical dual camera setup at the rear, as opposed to the horizontal dual camera setup present at the rear of its lower variant, the Z17 Mini. At the base of this setup is a fingerprint scanner which helps to secure the phone.
At the front, we see that the nubia Z17 would come with a curved edge-to-edge display, like what we have on the Samsung Galaxy S8. The side bezels are completely absent, and this is sure to elicit positive responses from lovers of the smartphone brand in India.
Under the hood, we expect that the ZTE nubia Z17 Mini would be powered by the flagship Qualcomm chipset, Snapdragon 835, as revealed by the Geekbench listing. It would also come in 6GB and 8GB RAM variants, both with 128GB of internal storage.
The Geekbench listing also reveals a variant with 4GB of RAM, and there are speculations that this might be intended for other markets apart from China. The smartphone would be launched in Aurora Blue, Champagne Gold and Frosted Gray colours.
ZTE nubia Z17 Rumoured Specs
- 5.5-inch Full HD (1920 * 1080) edge-to-edge display with a metal unibody design.
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor.
- 6GB/8GB RAM.
- 128GB internal storage.
- Dual rear cameras.
- Fingerprint sensor.
- Aurora Blue, Champagne Gold and Frosted Gray colours.