ZTE Nubia Z17S flagship smartphone and Z17 MiniS upper mid-range phone were unveiled on Wednesday through a launch event in Shenzhen, China. The Z17S has been unveiled as an improved version of Nubia Z17 flagship phone that was made official in June this year. The Nubia Z17 MiniS has arrived as an enhanced version of Z17 Mini from April this year.
ZTE Nubia Z17S Specifications, Features and Pricing
The Nubia Z17S features an aviation-grade aluminum alloy body that is flanked with a 3D glass on its rear. The smartphone features Corning Gorilla Glass at its front and rear sides. A striking change in the design of the Nubia Z17S compared to predecessor is that it does not feature a red-circled home button. Instead, its functionality is implemented in the UI in a bid to house an elongated display. It does not feature a 3.5mm audio jack
It features a LPTS TFT of 5.73 inches that carries support for full HD+ resolution of 1,080 x 2,040 pixels. It delivers an aspect ratio of 17:9 and supports DCI-P3 wide color gamut. The handset is preloaded with Android 7.1 Nougat that is flavored with Nubia 5.0 UI.
The quad cameras of the Nubia Z17S is its USP. On the backside of the phone is a dual camera system that includes f/20 aperture 12-megapixel Sony IMX362 sensor and f/1.8 aperture 23-megapixel Sony IMX318 sensor. The dual camera system is coupled with features like 2x optical zoom and 10x digital zoom. A layer of sapphire protects the rear camera lenses. The frontside of the phone includes a pair of f/2.2 aperture 5-megapixel sensors.
The Snapdragon 835 chipset is present under the hood of the Nubia Z17S. The 64 GB model of the phone features 6 GB of RAM and the 128 GB variant includes 8 GB of RAM. It is packed with a 3,100mAh battery and with USB-C port, it carries support for 26W rapid charging.
The 64 GB Nubia Z17S can be availed with a price tag of 2,999 Yuan (~$545). The 128 GB model can be bought with a price tag of 3,999 Yuan (~$607). The smartphone is available in color choices such as Black and Blue. The Nubia Z17S is now available on pre-orders until 19th October and its shipments will begin at 10 AM on the same day.
Nubia Z17 MiniS Specifications, Features and Pricing
The Nubia Z17 MiniS also features a metallic chassis with 3D glass design. However, there is no Corning Gorilla Glass shield for the rear panel. The 3.5mm audio jack is also absent on this phone. It is fitted with a 5.2-inch display that carries support for full HD resolution of 1,920 x 1,080 pixels. The screen is protected by Gorilla Glass 3. The fingerprint reader is embedded in the home button that is placed below the display.
The monochrome + RGB configuration dual rear camera system includes a pair of Sony IMX258 13-megapixel sensors with f/2.2 aperture. The front-facing dual camera module houses a f/2.0 aperture 16-megapixel sensor and f/2.2-megapixel wide angle lens.
The Snapdragon 653 chipset along with 6 GB of RAM powers the Nubia Z17 MiniS. There is a 64 GB inbuilt storage available on the phone. The Z17 MiniS is driven by a 3,200mAh battery. The Android 7.0 Nougat customized with Nubia 5.0 UI is available preloaded on Z17 MiniS.
The Black Gold and Blue color variants of the smartphone is available with a pricing of 1,999 Yuan (~$303). Its Aegean Blue color model carries a price tag of 2,099 Yuan (~$318). It is also available on pre-orders on JD.com and it will go on sale starting from 19th October.
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