When it comes to entry-level smartphones, the biggest problem is usually storage. For less than RM500, most budget devices come with a paltry 16GB of storage and if you’re lucky, some might come with 32GB. If you’re in the market for an affordable device that has more storage to keep your photos, apps and videos, here’s an interesting deal for a Nubia smartphone.
Looking for a different kind of mid-range smartphone with generous specs? The ZTE Nubia Z17 mini which has 6GB of RAM and a whopping 128GB of storage is getting a price cut just in time for the Chinese New Year season. Originally priced at RM1,699, the Nubia Z17 mini is now going for only RM1,399.
The nice thing about the futuristic tech you find of flagship smartphones is that there’s often a good chance that they will likely trickle down. given time, to more affordable handsets. We’ve already seen the wildly popular slim bezel screens make their way to mid-range devices and sure those do come with watered down specs but the experience is broadly similar for a sizable price cut.
But what if you’re one who doesn’t want the cut in performance. What if you want the best flagship specs you can get on a smartphone, including that nice new screen, at much lower price? Nubia‘s got you covered with their new Z17S smartphone.
Nubia pulled an interesting rabbit out of their hat when the company announced their brand new flagship smartphone, the Nubia Z17. It had all the juicy specs plus a few cool tricks up its sleeve which made it rather exciting when the company said it would land in Malaysia this month.
Well, that day hasn’t come yet but the ZTE sub brand is bringing in another interesting new device. It’s called the Z17 mini and if you’ve read the headline, you know it packs quite a punch.
ZTE’s sub-brand, nubia, is increasingly making inroads into the Malaysian market. After introducing its selfie-centric M2 series, nubia is finally bringing its flagship model locally with the Nubia Z11. It has top of the line specs with 6GB RAM and 64GB storage, and you can get it for under RM2,000.
There are a couple of new flagship smartphones running on Snapdragon 835 processor these days. This includes the Sony Xperia XZ Premium, Xiaomi Mi 6, HTC U11 and the Galaxy S8 for the US market. If you’re looking for that extra edge, ZTE’s sub-brand Nubia has a new flagship smartphone that stands out as an interesting alternative.
Meet the Nubia Z17. It’s the first Snapdragon 835 powered device to come with 8GB of RAM and it’s also the first to incorporate Qualcomm’s latest QuickCharge 4+.
If we take at look at smartphone shipment numbers, having a selfie-centric smartphone seems to be a briliant idea. The OPPO R9s is currently the most popular Android smartphone and it is clear that both OPPO and vivo are doing well worldwide because of their popular camera/selfie focused models.
Nubia, ZTE’s independent brand wants to cash in the selfie craze by introducing two new models in Malaysia. What’s even interesting is that both are quite similar in hardware and pricing as their key competitors.
The ZTE Nubia Z7 smart phone series have finally gone on sale in China today. Following its instant flash sale trend of other Chinese brands, its debut saw 52,800 units being sold out in just 4 minutes and 36 seconds.
The sale is just not just one but 3 models – the Nubia Z7 with its Quad HD display, the Nubia Z7 Max and the Nubia Z7 mini. So far ZTE/Nubia has yet to provide a breakdown of its models but it is likely that its Nubia Z7 flagship device with its Quad HD display is taking the bulk of the orders. Last month, HTC too had a flash sale of its own where they have sold out 50,000 units of its One E8 in just 15 minutes.
It is quite remarkable that ZTE has managed to sell so many units in a record time. The Nubia Z7 may be high in specs but the price isn’t compelling enough to get people to part ways with their hard earned cash immediately. In China, the Nubia Z7 is priced at 3,456 Yuan (about RM1,767) and it comes with a 5.5″ Quad HD display, 2.5GHz Quad-Core Snapdragon 801 processor, 3GB of RAM and 32GB of storage. While the specs look similar to the Oppo Find 7, the Nubia 7 stands out with a 13MP main camera that is supported with Optical Image Stabilisation.
Another Chinese smart phone has joined the Quad HD bandwagon with the Nubia Z7. For those who are unfamiliar, Nubia is ZTE’s high-end mobile brand which aims to set itself apart from its usual mass market offering.
Looking at the spec sheet, the Nubia Z7 has the means to take on the LG G3 and the Oppo Find 7. It gets a similar 5.5″ Quad HD display that does 2560×1440 pixels resolution and an ultra high pixel density of 538ppi (pixels per inch). Underneath its 9mm shell is a 2.5GHz Quad-Core Snapdragon 801 processor that’s mated to 3GB of RAM and 32GB of storage. It even gets a 3,000mAh capacity battery which makes the Nubia Z7 very identical with the Oppo Find 7.