ZTE is probably one of the most underrated smartphone brands in the market. They keep on coming up with a lot of interesting smartphones lately, including the new ZTE Nubia Z20, but their limited market presence is keeping them from going mainstream.
The new ZTE Nubia Z20 is possibly the third smartphone to come with the new Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Plus processor, next to the ASUS ROG Phone 2 and Xiaomi Black Shark 2 Pro. You can get it with up to 512GB of fast UFS 3.0 storage and 8GB of RAM.
Despite its powerful hardware, ZTE is not poising it as a gaming smartphone, unlike the first two. Instead, the Nubia Z20 is dressed to kill with its sleek curves and all-screen display.
Speaking of which, the Nubia Z20 has two screens. There’s the primary 6.42-inch FHD+ AMOLED panel on the front, with ultra-thin bezels that were made possible by completely omitting the front-facing camera.
To take selfies, you’d be using the triple camera setup on the back, and the smaller 5.1-inch HD+ AMOLED secondary display as your viewfinder. By doing so, you can take full advantage of its 48-megapixel Sony IMX 585 primary camera, as well as the 16-megapixel ultra-wide shooter and the 8-megapixel 2x telephoto lens.
The ZTE Nubia Z20 even comes with fingerprint scanners on each side, so no matter what screen are you using, you can unlock the device fast and easy.
The sides of the ZTE Nubia Z20 are also pressure-sensitive, so you can squeeze the device to enable certain commands.
ZTE Nubia Z20 Specs
- Android 9 Pie, Nubia UI 7.0
- Dual SIM
- 6.42-inch FHD+ AMOLED front display
- 5.1-inch HD+ AMOLED rear display
- 2.96GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 octa-core processor
- 8GB RAM
- Adreno 640 GPU
- 128GB/512GB UFS 3.0 internal storage
- 48-megapixel (Sony IMX 585, OIS) + 16-megapixel (ultra-wide) + 8-megapixel (2x telephoto) rear cameras
- Dual Fingerprint scanner
- Pressure-sensitive sides
- 4G LTE
- WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
- Bluetooth 5.0
- GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, Beidou
- USB Type-C
- Colors: Orange, Blue, Black
- Dimensions: 158.6 x 75.2 x 9.2mm
- Weight: 186g
- 4,000mAh non-removable battery, 27W fast charging
The ZTE Nubia Z20 will go on sale in China on August 16 and will hit the global market (hopefully including the Philippines) sometime in September.
Pricing starts at CNY3,499 (~Php28,800) for the 6GB/128GB model, CNY3,699 (~Php27,300) for the 8GB/128GB, and CNY4,199 (~Php31,000) for the 8GB/512GB.