Nubia Z17 mini with dual-camera to be announced on 21 March

ZTE's sub-brand Nubia will be announcing its first smartphone that will carry a dual-camera setup on 21 March.

According to a source, the event is scheduled to take place at Shekou district near Shenzhen, China. Now there is no confirmed specifications list or even any sort of certification, but there are a few rumours. 

It is rumoured that the handset will be called the Z17 mini and could be a successor to the Z11 mini. Nubia is known to skip the numbers (Z9 mini to Z11 mini) so it shouldn't come as a surprise.

Rest of the specifications suggest a 5.2-inch 1080p display, 13 MP + 13 MP dual rear camera setup (two Sony IMX258 sensors), a 16 MP front-facing camera, 64GB of storage, USB Type-C port, and a 3,000 mAh battery with Quick Charge 3.0 support. There is also speculation that there will be a Snapdragon 652 variant as well paired with 4GB of RAM, and a Snapdragon 653 and 6GB of memory, which sounds odd.

The handset will arrive in black and gold variants as well as an additional blue model. Pricing is said to be CNY 1,899 (Rs 19,000 approx) for the 4GB version.

A Weibo user however has mentioned that the new Nubia smartphone will run on a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, the latest flagship SoC. If true, this will make it the second handset to be officially announced with the chipset after Sony announced the Xperia XZ Premium last month at MWC. But we are assuming that it will be kept for the non-mini version of the Z17.

Published Date: Mar 14, 2017 12:14 pm | Updated Date: Mar 14, 2017 12:14 pm