ZTE is still on its way to becoming one of the top Chinese OEMs in the mobile market. It’s currently on the Top 5 rankings in the US but the company needs to work harder in maintaining its place especially now that the likes of Huawei and Xiaomi have plans to fully expand in the country. ZTE recently introduced a new smartphone under the Nubia sub-brand. Officially known as the Nubia Z11 mini, this new model comes equipped with a 5-inch screen and an impressive 16MP camera with a Sony IMX298 sensor.

Don’t be deceived by the ‘Mini’ reference because it’s not an entry-level phone. The main cam also features some f/2.0 lens, 3D noise reduction, and phase-detection autofocus. The sensor is the same as the one used in Vivo Xplay5, Huawei Mate 8 and Xiaomi Mi 5. It’s also capable of RAW DNT shooting and 1080p of video recording.

ISO isn’t usually a highlight of phone cameras but the new Nubia phone can reach up to 12800. Meanwhile, the 8MP front-facing cam with 80° lens, 1.4µm pixels, and f/2.4 aperture is great for taking endless selfies.

The Android 5.1 Lollipop-powered device boasts of a 5-inch 1080p display screen topped with a 2.5D glass, Snapdragon 617 processor, Adreno 405 GPU, 3GB RAM, 64GB onboard storage, fingerprint scanner, and a 2800mAh battery. The phone adds VoLTE and dual SIM phone support so you can enjoy multiple access to different networks, as well as, high quality voice calls over mobile Internet. Phone runs Android Lollilop with Nubia UI 3.9.

No information if the Nubia Z11 Mini will be available anywhere else but it will be out in China before this month ends. Price tag reads CNY 1,500 which is about $230 in the US.



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