ZTE, under its Nubia brand, has launched a new breed of smartphones. As the first entry, meet the ZTE Nubia Z18 mini.
It’s quite odd that ZTE is launching the lower-end model of their next smartphone line first instead of staring with a bang with a flagship caliber. But the new ZTE Nubia Z18 mini gives us a sneak peek of what the actual Nubia Z18 would look like.
For starters, the ZTE Nubia Z18 Mini has an aluminum body with Corning Gorilla Glass protection in the front and back. This means that build quality is taken care of in this new family, and we can only expect the flagship variant to be better than that.
The display is set at the comfortable size of 5.7-inches and a decent resolution of 2160 x 1080 pixels. The main engine is a Snapdragon 660 processor with a generous 6GB of RAM and a choice between 64GB and 128GB models.
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ZTE Nubia Z18 mini Specs
- Android 8.1 Oreo, Custom UI
- Dual SIM, Dual Standby
- 5.7-inch FHD+ LTPS display, 2160 x 1080 resolution, ~428ppi
- 18:9 aspect ratio
- 2.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 octa-core processor
- 6GB RAM
- 64GB/128GB internal storage, non-expandable
- 8-megapixel front camera, f/2.0
- AI Face Beauty
- 24-megapixel + 5-megapixel dual rear cameras, CMOS sensor, f/1.7
- Fingerprint scanner
- TAS2555 audio chip, DTS Headphone:X
- 4G LTE, HSPA+
- WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band
- GPS, GLONASS, BDS
- Bluetooth 5.0
- USB Type-C
- Dimensions: 148 x 70.6 x 7.6mm
- Weight: 153g
- 3,450mAh non-removable battery
The ZTE Nubia Z18 mini is now available for pre-order in China. The 64GB model costs CNY1,799 (~Php14,900), while the 128GB model is priced at CNY2,099 (~Php17,400). It will also be available in a Limited Provence Edition for CNY2,199 (Php18,200). Pricing and availability in the Philippines are yet to be known.