Nubia Z17S and Nubia Z17 miniS launched with four cameras

    Nubia Z17S and Nubia Z17 miniS launched with four cameras
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    Nubia, the subsidiary brand of ZTE resurfaced in the smartphone market with two new prolific smartphones. Dubbed as Nubia Z17S and Nubia Z17 miniS, the newbies come with four cameras: dual camera both on the front and on the back. Nubia Z17S and Nubia Z17 miniS are the upgraded versions of the Nubia Z17 and Nubia Z17 mini, which were announced six months back. The newbies include some nifty enhancements like dual selfie camera, thinner bezels, beefed up RAM and elegant looks. But what more it has to offer? Let’s dig into it.

    Also Read: Dual Camera on Smartphones – How it Works & Why Do You Need it?

    Nubia Z17S


    Nubia Z17S is the company’s first smartphone equipped with four cameras. The smartphone comes with 5.73-inch display framed by thinner bezels on the top and on the bottom. The display used is LTPS display with FULL HD+ resolution having a weird and unheard 17:9 aspect ratio. The device comes with Snapdragon 835 chipset. Despite the Android Oreo release, the smartphone is stuck with Android Nougat (v7.1.1) with Nubia UI 5.1 on the top.

    In terms of camera, the dual camera on the back includes 12MP camera assisted by a secondary 23MP camera. The rear camera setup can opt for 2x optical zoom and Bokeh effects similar to that of Z17. On the front too, there is a dual camera setup with each camera equipped with 5MP sensors. The fingerprint sensor on the device rests on the back and is capable of unlocking the device in mere 0.1 seconds. The phone is fueled by a 3100mAh battery. The battery supports 26W fast charging because of which the battery charge surges up to 50% in a mere 25minutes charge.

    Nubia Z17S Specs

    • Display: 5.73-inch (1080 x 2040 pixels) Full HD+ LTPS display with Gorilla Glass protection
    • Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon 835
    • CPU: 2.45GHz Octa-Core CPU
    • GPU: Adreno 540 GPU
    • RAM: 6/8GB LPDDR4x
    • Internal Storage: 64/128GB
    • OS: Android 7.1.1 (Nougat) with Nubia UI 5.1
    • Rear Camera: Dual camera, 12MP Sony IMX362 Sensor, f/1.8, 1.4µm pixel size, 1/2.55” CMOS sensor (primary) + 23MP Sony IMX318 Sensor, f/2.0 aperture (Secondary) with dual tone flash
    • Front camera: 5MP + 5MP dual-front facing cameras with f/2.2, 80-degree wide angle lens
    • Connectivity: Dual SIM, 4G LTE, Wi-Fi ac, Bluetooth 4.1, GPS, NFC, USB Type-C
    • Fingerprint sensor: Yes (Rear mounted), unlocks in 0.1second
    • Battery: 3100mAh battery with fast charging
    • Additional Feature: TAS2555 smart Amplifier, 7.1 channel DTS audio
    • Price: $455 (approx.) for 6GB + 64GB, $607 (approx.) for 8GB + 128GB

    Nubia Z17 MiniS

    Nubia Z17 minis

    Companying the Z17S, Z17 miniS is another smartphone in the Nubia family to feature quad cameras. As an upgrade to Z17 miniS, the smartphone comes with increased battery size, an upgraded version of Android (Nougat) as additions. Furthermore, the fingerprint sensor resides on the home button giving perfect space for the glass panel on the back. The rest of the features on the device is cloned from the Nubia Z17 mini.

    Nubia Z17 MiniS Specs

    • Display: 5.2-inch (1080 x 1920 pixels) Full-HD IPS LCD display with Gorilla Glass 3 protection
    • Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon 653
    • CPU: Octa-Core CPU: 4 x 1.95GHz Cortex A-72 + 4 x 1.4GHz Cortex A-53
    • GPU: Adreno 510 GPU
    • RAM: 6GB LPDDR4x
    • Internal Storage: 64GB, expandable up to 256GB
    • OS: Android 7.1.1 (Nougat) with Nubia UI 5.0
    • Rear Camera: Dual 13MP camera, f/2.2 aperture, 1/3” sensor size, 1.12µm pixel size, PDAF and dual-tone flash
    • Front camera: (16MP, f/2.0) + (5MP, f/2.2)
    • Connectivity: Dual SIM, 4G LTE, Wi-Fi ac, Bluetooth 4.1, GPS, NFC, USB Type-C
    • Fingerprint sensor: Yes (front-mounted)
    • Battery: 3200mAh battery
    • Additional Feature: DTS sound
    • Price: $303 (approx.) for Black, Gold, Deep Blue color variants; $318 (approx.) for Aegean Blue Variant

    The devices are available for pre-order and will go on sale starting from 19th October in China.