ZTE Nubia Z9 finally goes official: It’s a sexy beast
Amid massive general interest and all the media hype, ZTE has finally lifted the veils off the company’s 2015 flagship phone, the ZTE Nubia Z9. To say the truth, the smartphone lived up to expectation to compensate all the wait during these periods of mouth-watering leaks.
From the most vital point — the 5.2″ 1080p IPS screen — ZTE has taken 2.5D glass to a whole new level as the edges of the screen can read gestures which can be translated into commands like taking screenshots, launching the camera app and so on.
Under the hood, the smartphone is powered by a high-end Snapdragon 810 processor with two sets of quad-core CPUs. The RAM and storage on the phone is divided according to variant. For example, the Exclusive and Elite editions of ZTE Nubia N9 use 4GB of RAM and 64GB storage while the Classic edition houses 3GB of RAM and 32GB storage.
Down to the photography department. The smartphone features an OIS-enabled 16-megapixel rear shooter as well as a front-facing 8MP camera — similar to the setup on the ZTE Nubia Z9 Max which was launched back in March. The main camera is aided with a single LED flash for camera light.
Needless to remind you, the new handset has LTE and NFC. The connectivity package is completed by Bluetooth 4.1, microUSD port, A-GPS, GLONASS, Wireless LAN. There’s a fingerprint sensor embedded under the home button but this can be found only inside the “Exclusive” edition of the phone only.
Pricing and availability
ZTE has started taking down orders for the Nubia Z9 in China. The three models — Classic, Elite and Exclusive — cost CNY3,499 ($565), CNY3,999 ($645) and CNY4,499 ($726) respectively.