There’s an obvious pattern emerging for flagship phones in the second half of 2016. Most of them are powered by Qualcomm’s newest and greatest, the Snapdragon 820, and have ginormous 6GB of RAM. ZTE’s newest flagship, the Nubia Z11 doesn’t buck this trend, and joins the likes of the OnePlus 3, Zenfone 3 and the Vivo XPlay Elite in the 6GB RAM club.
ZTE Nubia Z11 specs
- 2.15GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor
- 4GB/6GB of RAM
- 5.5-inch full HD display with Gorilla Glass 3 protection, 1920 x 1080 resolution
- 64GB/128GB of expandable storage
- 16-megapixel rear camera with OIS, f/2.0 aperture lens, phase detection AF, dual LED flash
- 8-megapixel front camera with f/2.4 lens
- Dual SIM
- 3G, LTE
- WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, A-GPS, Fingerprint scanner, USB Type-C, Qualcomm Quick Charge
- 3000mAh battery
- Android 6.0 Marshmallow, Nubia UI 4.0
The newest phone packing 6GB of RAM sports an all-metal body as well as a nearly bezel-less display, though prospective buyers may be a little disappointed to learn that the phone’s 5.5-inch, Gorilla Glass 3 covered display only has a full HD resolution, and not QHD like other flagships. The new phone will come in two configurations: a 4GB RAM/64GB storage variation and a 6GB RAM/128GB RAM top of the line variant.
In both cases the phone will have Qualcomm’s newest flagship processor, as well as microSD and dual SIM functionality. The rear snapper is a 16-megapixel Sony IMX298 sensor that packs OIS, phase detection AF and a f/2.0 aperture. The front facing camera has a f/2.8 aperture, 8-megapixel sensor and a 80-defree wide angle lens.
Just like most flagships the phone will come packing a fingerprint sensor, will be powered by Android 6.0 Marshmallow (hidden away under ZTE’s Nubia UI 4.0), USB Type-C, Qualcomm Quick Charge tech and a 3000mAh battery.
In China ZTE is pricing the Nubia Z11 4GB RAM/64GB storage version at RMB 2,499 or Php 17.7K, while the top of the line 6GB RAM/128GB storage version will retail for RMB 3499 or Php 24.8K.