MWC – Nubia N1 and Nubia N1 Lite

I had a look at the rather good Nubia Z11 yesterday and was pretty impressed by the camera. On the other side of the stand is the aggressively priced Nubia N1 and the newly-announced Nubia N1 Lite shown in black on these shots. The Lite still has a 5.5″ display and will be available in March in Germany, Spain, Italy, Czech Republic, India, Thailand, Vietnam and Indonesia.

It’s no smaller than the N1 but the screen resolution here has been screwed down to a 720p resolution and it has a quad-core CPU processor and a older GPU. There’s less memory than the N1 too – 2GB RAM and 16GB storage. No microSD card slot either. The N1 lite has a fingerprint sensor, 4G connectivity, a 3000mAh battery, an 8 megapixel camera with f/2.0 aperture and a dual-LED flash. Around front, a 5 megapixel camera and flash.

Meanwhile, the N1 here is powered by a MediaTek Helio P10 8-core CPU with more memory – 3GB of RAM and either 32GB or 64GB storage. Available in silver or gold, it has a better 13 megapixel camera than the Lite and there’s a 13 megapixel front camera. It has a higher resolution 5.5″ screen at 1920×1080 and it comes with a microSD slot for more. 4G, WiFi, Bluetooth 4.1 and GPS all come on board and these phones use the “nubia UI 4.0” OS, which is based on Android Marshmallow.

Perhaps the best thing about the N1 is the 5000mAh battery, which should see you going for quite some time.

You can buy the N1 for around £148. No price yet on the N1 Lite but expect it to be very cheap with those specs.