As was previously reported earlier this month, ZTE’s flagship Nubia Z5 has been launched in China late last night with specs that rival most Android flagships currently in the market. Boasting similar specs as the other 5-inch Full HD smartphones in the market such as HTC’s Butterfly or the Oppo Find 5, ZTE manages to add more features that puts the Nubia Z5 one step above the competition.
To recap, the Nubia Z5 has a 5-inch Full HD screen, and is powered by the same 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro quad-core processor that is found in the HTC Butterfly and Oppo Find 5. There’s also 2GB of RAM, a large 2300mAh battery as well as 32GB of internal flash storage encased in a super slim 7.6mm aluminium body. In addition, ZTE also fitted the Nubia Z5 with a f2.2 13MP camera whose optics are made by Konica Minolta, and a 2MP front-facing one. Also, the Nubiz Z5 doesn’t just have Dolby Digital Plus audio enhancements – users can also choose to use enhancements by Yamaha as well.
Not only that, but ZTE has also mentioned that the Nubia Z5 was designed by Italian designer Stefano Giovannoni, who also designs for Alessi and Herman Miller. Besides the January release of the standard aluminium edition of the Nubia Z5, there will also be a premium titanium edition – with retail prices for both set at a fun ¥3456 and ¥7890 (RM1700 and RM3882) respectively. Also, those who decide to purchase the Nubia Z5 can pay upon delivery of the device, and there’s also have a 7-day no-questions-asked return policy. Finally, ZTE will send a replacement unit if users send theirs for repairs.
Although currently only available in matte black or glossy white for the Chinese market, it may actually be used internationally due to Qualcomm’s modem module – although it may not support Malaysia’s LTE radio frequency. Nevertheless, ZTE’s going down an interesting path with the Nubia Z5, and depending on international interest just like Oppo’s Find 5, we may just be seeing it soon.