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The Nubia Z30 Pro launches with triple 64MP rear cameras - and no under-display camera

The Nubia Z30 Pro. (Source: Nubia)
The Nubia Z30 Pro. (Source: Nubia)
Nubia's Z30 Pro is a new Snapdragon 888-powered flagship smartphone with a generous amount of high-end specs, including a 144Hz 6.67-inch FHD+ AMOLED display, quad rear cameras and 120W ultra-fast charging. Then again, it has also launched with a punch-hole selfie shooter, rather than the next-gen under-display alternative hinted at in earlier leaks.

Nubia touted its 2021 flagship phone as a mobile-photography powerhouse prior to its launch, and has now demonstrated that it may indeed be capable of fulfilling this hype on unveiling it. The phone has a total of 3 64MP lenses on its rear panel, one of which acts as a main sensor with OIS, the second of which is for 120° ultra-wide angle functions, and the third of which is dedicated to portrait shots with a 35mm focal length.

Furthermore, they are augmented with an 8MP periscope lens, rated for up to 50x hybrid zoom with OIS. On the flip side, however, it seems Nubia has not been able to deliver on rumors and hints that the Z30 Pro might have an under-display camera. Instead, its 16MP punch-hole sensor completes the impression that it is in fact not much more than the missing base model from the Axon 30 series from its brand's owner ZTE.

This is underpinned by the phone's appearance, distinguishing itself from those pre-existing devices with not much more than a cosmetic glass extension for its camera hump; then again, the Mi 11 Ultra-esque design tweak has no additional functions in this case.

Leaving this disappointing revelation aside, the Z30 Pro still offers many potential advantages as a premium smartphone. Its FHD+ AMOLED screen boasts a high-end 144Hz refresh rate, along with an SGS-certified low-blue-light rating and DC dimming.

A vapor-chamber is paired to a multi-layer graphite-sheet solution to help cool its top-end processor, which is complemeted with LPDDR5 RAM and UFS 3.1 storage in the Z30 Pro.

Nubia has also delivered on earlier hints of 120W charging in this new device. although its battery is smaller compared to those of the Axon 30 series, at a capacity of 4,200mAh. The Z30 Pro has 8 or 12GB RAM SKUs with 256GB of internal storage each, in black or silver colorways.

They have been priced at 4999 (~US$776) and 5399 yuan (~$838) each; alternatively, there is a top-end special black-and-gold edition with 16GB of RAM and 512GB of internal space at 5999 yuan (~US$932). The Nubia Z30 Pro is up for pre-order in China from now.

The Z30 Pro comes in black, silver or "Black Gold Legend" color options. (Source: Nubia)
The Z30 Pro comes in black, silver or "Black Gold Legend" color options. (Source: Nubia)


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Deirdre O'Donnell, 2021-05-20 (Update: 2021-05-20)