Nubia Z17S and Z17 MiniS released, with dual selfie and rear cameras

Randall Craig
October 14, 2017

The front panel is covered with glass Gorilla Glass, and it is the same, but already with 3D effect, closes the rear of the housing, while the frame is made of aluminum. Sensors on the device include Fingerprint (rear-mounted), Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Ambient Light sensor, Digital Compass sensor, and Proximity sensor. Keeping the phone going through the day is a 3,100mAh battery that supports fast charging, with the company promising 50 percent in just 25 minutes of charge.

The Nubia Z17S is an upgraded version of the flagship Nubia Z17 which was launched back in May this year. Both will be available in China from Thursday and will go on sale from October 19. It comes with a 5.73-inch FHD+ screen and an aspect ratio of 18:9. The Nubia Z17 miniS, on the other hand, will be available at RMB 1,999 (roughly Rs 19,700). While the Nubia Z17S is the company's latest flagship device, the Nubia Z17 miniS comes with mid-range specifications. The Nubia Z17S is priced at CNY 2, 999 for the 6GB/64GB variant and CNY 3, 999 for the 8GB/128GB variant.

ZTE Nubia Z17S runs on Qualcomm processor 835, the most powerful in 2017, and next to it there is 6 or 8 GB of RAM and 64 or 128 GB of internal memory. It has 12MP+23MP shooter at the back while on the front it has 5MP+5MP combo snappers. The handset runs on Nubia UI 5.0 on top of Android 7.1 Nougat. There's no OIS on the rear camera. The Nubia Z17 arrived with 6GB RAM and Snapdragon 835 processor but an 8GB RAM variant also showed up.

Nubia Z17S specs: Completed with a 23-megapixel Sony IMX318 sensor paired with a 12-megapixel Sony IMX362 sensor at the rear side with dual-tone LED flash and 2x optical zoom.

On the front, the device sports a 16MP primary camera with an 80-degree wide-angle lens, f/2.2 aperture, along with a 5MP secondary with f/2.2 aperture. Battery on the Nubia Z17S is 3100 mAh. It's a dual-SIM smartphone, and is also equipped with dual-band Wi-Fi a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.1, GPS, and NFC. Dimension wise, the Nubia Z17 miniS measures 147.5 × 71.2 × 7.6 mm and weighs 155 grams.

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