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ZTE annouces the Nubia X6 phablet

The oversized handset comes packed with internals to rival any recently announced flagship.

Sometimes bigger really does mean better. This may well be true of ZTE’s latest (and biggest) handset. The Nubia X6 is sure to please those who found the likes of the Grand S II too small or underpowered for their tastes.

The X6 has a massive 6.44-inch Full HD display to go with its Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor. Imaging features are equally impressive (unlike many other phablets) with front and back 13 MP shooters, optical image stabilization (back-facing only), and dual flashes. Selfie centric handsets may not have the appeal in Europe and North America that they enjoy in Asia, but video chats will certainly benefit from the extra resolution. The rising popularity of wearables could make these large tablet-replacement phones even more viable.

ZTE is planning to offer the phablet in three different configurations:  a basic model with 2 GB of RAM, 32 GB internal storage, and a 2.3 GHz CPU; a version with 64 GB of storage; or a top tier model with 3 GB of RAM, 128 GB of internal storage, and a 2.5 GHz CPU.

So far the Nubia X6 is only expected to launch in China. Prices range from a reasonable HK$3760 (US$485) to HK$5010 (US$645).


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Craig Munro, 2014-03-27 (Update: 2014-03-27)