This one was actually launched at IFA last year but still takes pride of place on the Nubia stand. First there’s a “Standard Edition” which comes in either silver or grey. This has 4GB RAM and 64GB of storage. It costs €499. Then you have the rather bling-tastic “Black Gold Edition” below with uprated specs (6GB RAM and 64GB storage) and gold highlights for €599 RRP.
Most of us “normal people” will be getting the standard one (available via their store), so I took a look at that one first. The specs on this flagship are very good indeed. It’s powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 64-bit CPU with Areno 530GPU, and has a fingerprint sensor, Dolby Atmos Surround Sound and you can whack in a microSD card (up to 200GB) for more storage.
It’s powered currently by Android 6.0 and has a 5.5″ “Borderless” 2.5D curved screen (1080×1920) at around 403 ppi. WiFi, NFC, Fast Charging, GPS and an 8 megapixel front camera are included too. It also has a double antenna to reduce power consumption and increase speed. It’s equipped with Dual 4G LTE, dual SIM dual standby and VoLTE.
The key feature here is that rear 16 megapixel Sony camera, which Nubia staff are keen to show off. They have a large model village here on the stand and it’s designed to test the camera to its fullest pixel density). The “NeoVision 6.0 camera system” has an electronic aperture which basically stabilises the image and delivers “SLR quality” to your shots. The tech details of this include “IMX298 with 6P drive motor lens, F2.0 aperture, Blue glass IR filter and 0.1s fast focus”. Basically, when you put all that together it means that the images are really sharp and you I was able to take a panoramic shot without really having to concentrate on keeping it level. The OIS (Optical Image Stabilizer), the clever nubia HIS (Hand-Held Image Stabilization) and EIS (Technology and Electronic Image Stabilizer) combined to make photography a really pleasurable experience. You can also take long exposure shots without using a tripod
Perhaps the best way to show this off is via video again, so I asked a Nubia rep to show us the camera..
The aviation aluminium frame made the phone feel solid and light. I was properly impressed with this one. A company to keep an eye on, definitely.
More shots below..
Nubia have also shown off their Z11 mini S, which has a 23 megapixel camera and “bezel-less” display.
Nubia on track to become leading smartphone brands
27-02-2017 Press Release nubia
[Barcelona, February 27, 2017] – nubia, a leading smartphone maker, positioned as“Mobile Photography Expert” with its ultimate photography system Neovision 6.0, today is showcasing at Mobile World Congress 2017 (MWC 2017) its latest range of smartphone devices.
On display at MWC 2017 is nubia’s latest release, Z11 mini S which features an improved 23MP camera, metallic uni-body and nubia’s Comprehensive Power Efficiency Optimization System NeoPower 2.0; nubia Z11 which comes with a revolutionary bezel-less design and the FiT 2.0 technology that embodies nubia’s aesthetic and design philosophy of integrating technology innovation with arts and humanities, Neopower 2.0 and Advanced NeoVision 6.0 Photography System. Exhibited along the side are nubia Z11 Mini, nubia Z11 Max, and nubia N1. All products are on display at the nubia booth at Mobile World Congress 2017 in Barcelona (Hall 7, Stand 7A11) between February 27 and March 2.
nubia has now successfully entered open markets in America, Europe, Southeast Asia and other major global regions. nubia has recently signed on Smart Hardware, Tech Data, The Phone House, Telecor, Alcampo, FNAC and Leali as the strategic partner of the brand to bring its latest range of smartphones to consumers in Europe. nubia’s smartphones have been available in key European countries including Germany, Spain, Italy, Czech and Russia via online and offline channels and retailers including Amazon, The Phone House, Media Saturn, Tech Data etc.
nubia continues to increase investment towards global markets, cooperate with TOP 3 channel partners of target markets, and enhance product and service levels. nubia is now on its way to becoming a leading smartphone brand.
Founded in October 2012, nubia aims to bring high-end, innovative smartphones to adventurous users who want to pursue new experiences and an enhanced quality of life. Inspiring the world to “Be Yourself,” nubia continues to elevate lifestyles by encouraging users to chase their dreams and pursue new passions. With headquarters in China, nubia now has operations around the world including America, Europe, and Southeast Asia. The brand is well known for its innovative smartphone features and professional mobile photography functions.