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ZTE silently intros the Nubia Z17 Lite smartphone

ZTE Nubia Z17 Lite (Source: ZTE)
ZTE Nubia Z17 Lite (Source: ZTE)
Featuring the same design as the Snapdragon 835-powered Nubia Z17, ZTE's Nubia Z17 Lite has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 653 under the hood. It comes with two 13 MP cameras on the back, 4 GB RAM, and 64 GB internal storage.

The ZTE Nubia Z17 family is one of the most attractive smartphone lineups that cannot be acquired in the US at this time. The first one to hit the market was the Nubia Z17 Mini, which arrived in May. Next, the standard version surfaced with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor and 6 GB RAM on board. A model with 8 GB RAM followed in late August. Earlier this week, ZTE silently introduced the Nubia 17 Lite.

The new Nubia Z17 Lite was spotted last month on Geekbench. Back then, various sources claimed it has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 under the hood. Now, we can all see that the final product comes with a Snapdragon 653, 6 GB RAM, 64 GB internal storage, the same 5.5-inch edge-to-edge display as the Nubia Z17, but comes with a slightly improved main camera setup.

The Nubia Z17 Lite has two 13 MP sensors on the back, a minor upgrade when compared to the 12 MP + 13 MP pair offered by the Nubia Z17. The front camera has 16 MP and 80-degree wide-angle lens with f/2.0 aperture. This handset's battery features Quick Charge 3.0 and has a capacity of 3,200 mAh.

This premium mid-range smartphone will hit China next week in Aurora Blue, Obsidian Black, and Black Gold. The price tag reads CNY¥2,499 or around US$379. Unfortunately, the Nubia Z17 Lite is not expected to reach the US market anytime soon. On the other hand, it would not be a surprise to see it launch in India later this fall.

ZTE Nubia Z17 Lite black back (Source: ZTE)
ZTE Nubia Z17 Lite black (Source: ZTE)
ZTE Nubia Z17 Lite black perspective (Source: ZTE)
ZTE Nubia Z17 Lite black (Source: ZTE)
ZTE Nubia Z17 Lite blue back (Source: ZTE)
ZTE Nubia Z17 Lite blue (Source: ZTE)
ZTE Nubia Z17 Lite blue perspective (Source: ZTE)
ZTE Nubia Z17 Lite blue (Source: ZTE)

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Codrut Nistor, 2017-09- 1 (Update: 2017-09- 1)
Codrut Nistor
Codrut Nistor - News Editor
Although I have been writing about new software and hardware for almost a decade, I consider myself to be old school. I always enjoy listening to music on CD or tape instead of digital files and I will not even get into the touchscreen vs physical keys debate. However, I also enjoy new technology, as I now have the chance to take a look at the future every day. I joined the Notebookcheck crew back in 2013 and I have no plans to leave the ship anytime soon.