ZTE Nubia Z11 Max launching June 16 for 270 Euros
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ZTE announced the original Nubia Z11 followed by the Z11 Mini in April. Thus, it was only a matter of time before the Chinese manufacturer officially announced the Z11 Max to complete the family of three. The Z11 Max is coming to China by the end of next week and can already be pre-ordered through the official Nubia website.
Chassis and Display
Despite the large 6-inch FHD AMOLED panel with Gorilla Glass 3, the dimensions of the phablet are only 159.15 x 82.25 x 7.4 mm with a relatively high screen-to-body ratio of 83.26 percent. The thinnest point of the design is just 1.32 mm while still incorporating space for dedicated Home navigation buttons. The chassis itself is aluminum with Gold, Silver, and Gray color options.
Battery and NeoPower 2.0
Despite the slim 7.4 mm build, ZTE has managed to include a 4000 mAh battery as previously reported with NeoPower 2.0 for increased energy efficiency and longer runtimes. The results are 114 hours of music playback or up to 13 hours of continuous use. ZTE also claims up to 1.76 to 2.82 days of medium to heavy use, though we will have to test this ourselves against our more stringent WLAN standards. Quick Charge 3.0 is supported for fast charging.
Other core specifications are a Snapdragon 652 SoC, 4 GB RAM, 64 GB eMMC 5.0 w/ MicroSD support, dual-SIM slots, fingerprint reader, and dedicated HiFi decoder for improved audio.
Meanwhile, NeoVision 5.9 is ZTE's marketing term for its improved cameras. The Z11 Max utilizes a rear 16 MP Sony IMX 298 sensor with an f/2.0 aperture, dual LED Flash, and PDAF for focusing. The term also includes optimized software for electronic image stabilization, 3D noise reduction, pixel insulation, and Area Color Control to provide better image quality. The front-facing camera is an 8 MP 1.4 micron sensor with an f/2.4 aperture.
Wireless features include GPS, dual-band 802.11ac, and Bluetooth 4.1. LTE support is limited to band 7, which is unfortunate as band 20 is more common in Europe. Stranger still is that the phablet will ship with Android 5.1 and the Nubia 3.9.9 UI instead of Android 6.0 Marshmallow. USB Type-C and 3.5 mm audio are both supported.
The Z11 Max retails for 2000 Yuan in China or about 270 Euros converted. A Ronaldo Edition will also be made available for 40 Euros more with laser imprints, a case, and selfie stick.