Nubia Z17miniS launched, quad cameras and Snapdragon 653 in tow
ZTE's sub-brand, Nubia, announced the launch of its Z17miniS at an event in Shenzhen yesterday. The device is a solid upper mid-range offering and it comes with the bold design factor that Nubia has gained a reputation for.
The Nubia Z17 was launched in Q2, with it being the first Android device to feature 8 GB of RAM, and the Mini S makes for a cheaper option in the same vein. The Mini S sports a 5.2-inch FHD display, with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 for protection. It's powered by the Snapdragon 653, and features a massive 6 GB of LPDDR3 RAM and 64 GB of storage, albeit without the option for a MicroSD.
Camera-wise, it uses dual 13 MP Sony IMX258 sensors, in the monochrome + RGB style, and with a F/2.2 aperture size. The selfie shooter also comes in a pair, this time with a 16 MP + 2 MP configuration. Nubia hasn't been keeping up with the competition in this department, so it'll be interesting to see how these actually pan out.
Other specifications include a front-facing fingerprint sensor, NFC support, a 3200 mAh battery, and the dire lack of a 3.5mm headphone jack.
The Mini S is available in Deep Blue, Aegean Blue, and Black Gold. It goes on sale on October 19 with a price tag of US$305.