ZTE’s much hyped Nubia series of smartphones finally made India debut with the launch of Nubia Z9 mini today. The Chinese tech giant has priced this phone aggressively at Rs. 16,999 and it will be available exclusively on Amazon India. The Nubia Z9 mini competes head on with Xiaomi’s Mi 4i, though ZTE is offering better camera as compared to heavier battery found in Mi 4i.
The Z9 mini is watered down variant of its specs rich sibling, the ZTE Nubia Z9 launched earlier this month in China. Both these smartphones from ZTE boasts of near bezel less display, with as much as 75% of panel occupied by display.Yuan Kang, CEO Terminal Sales South Asia, said on the launch “We are excited to be entering India. We believe this is the perfect time for a brand like us launch here given the high paced economic growth and focus on developing the highest quality communications infrastructure nationally to support the new government’s ‘Make in India’ vision.”
Coming down to the specifications, Nubia Z9 mini sports a 5-inch full HD (1080×1920 pixels) IPS display with a pixel density of 441 ppi. The display gets the much deserved protected with the help of Corning Gorilla Glass 3 covering.
Under the hood is a 1.5 GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 processor, with 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB of ROM. The 16 GB internal memory could further be increased up to 128 GB via microSD card. It runs Android 5.0.2 Lollipop with ZTE’s proprietary Nubia 2.8 UI skin layered on top of it.
Camera is the USP of Nubia N9 mini, as its 16-megapixel rear camera is equipped with NeoVision 5.0 SLR system, which gives it professional SLR like features. There is another front-facing 8-megapixel camera for selfies and video chats.
The phone offers dual SIM capabilities with 4G support. It comes equipped with an impressive 3,000 mAh battery, which is capable of delivering 30 hours of talk time and standby time of 600 hours.
Design wise the Nubia Z9 mini is a stunner as it comes dressed in black color and looks premium completely. There is a cute little red colored home button at the bottom. The rear of this device comes with neat looking texture finish, all thanks to laser carving technology.
ZTE Nubia Z9 mini specifications:
- OS: Android 5.0.2 Lollipop with Nubia 2.8 UI
- Processor: 1.5GHz octa core Snapdragon 615 SOC
- Memory: 2GB RAM, 16GB storage, 128GB expandable
- Camera: 8MP front snapper, 16MP main camera
- Display: 5-inch 1080p FHD touchscreen
- Pixel Density: 441 ppi
- Dual SIM w/ HSPA+, 4G LTE
- Battery: 3000mAh battery