Last year, amongst the success stories in the Chinese smartphone market, was ZTE sub-brand Nubia following the launch of the flagship Z9. The powerful device came with amazing hardware specs and well refined bezel-less display. The firm is not letting up as far as the year 2016 is concerned with an announcement of the Z11 smartphone which was showcased at the past IFA event in Berlin.
The Nubia Z11 comes in a specular design of Black Gold variant (matte black with gold trim along with some delicate red accents), unlike the Silver and Grey versions that had hit the market months back. The Silver and Grey base versions come with 4GB RAM + 64GB/128GB of internal storage, while the new Black Gold version has a higher RAM of 6GB.
The smartphone comes in a compact 5.5” 1080p bezel-less LCD display with 500 nit brightness coupled with the new generation “FiT technology” adding several functions to the edge of the device such as apps switching, background app clear-up, screen brightness adjustment. The dimensions are 151.8 x 72.3 x 7.5mm and the phone weighs 162 grams, with a metal body including a 2.5D glass on both sides.
Furthermore, there is a Snapdragon 820 processor with Adreno 530 GPU on board. In terms of camera specs, there is a rear camera sensor of 16MP with f/2.0 aperture and optical image stabilisation whilst the front facing camera is an 8MP shooter with f/2.4 aperture.
Pre-installed is Android 6.0 Marshmallow out of the box with Nubia UI 4.0 layer. Also, the connectivity side is a USB Type-C port onboard, powered by a battery of 3000mAh with a Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 3.0.
The Nubia Z11 Black Gold Model is pricier at 2999 Yuan ($449), also included are these accessories: colourful Nubia power pack, leather protective cover, and self-time lever, combined with a price tag of 3199 ($479).