Although it doesn’t have a very large market worldwide, ZTE develops premium smartphones models increasingly more interesting. Along with Axon series, the Chinese company develops in parallel a series of smartphones called Nubia, which has a very interesting design, with frameless screen sides. In 2015, the company offered its , the Nubia Z9, and in 2016 they are planning to launch a successor to, called Z11.
The first details about the Z11 came with a whole gallery of photos showing important features of the device from all angles. It seems that the whole housing will be constructed of metal, leaving behind the Z9’s design that had a glass cover on the back. The front appears to be made of several components: edge-to-edge glass cover display and two pieces that appear to be metal, above and below the screen. This design will integrate the HOME button on the bottom and speakerphone for calls, front camera and ambient light sensor at the top.
Specifications currently available place it among the top smartphones that will be launched in early 2016. It is a phone equipped with Snapdragon 820 chipset from Qualcomm, which features a quad-core processor 64 bit, Adreno 530 graphics chip (among others), 4 GB RAM, 128 GB internal storage and a 5.2″ display with QHD resolution (2560 x 1440 pixels). The only items on the back of the phone will be the 20.7 megapixel camera with dual-tone LED flash and a fingerprint sensor. The front camera will also be very powerful, featuring a 13 megapixel sensor set to provide the best selfies.
ZTE has not formally announced the Z11 Nubia yet, but probably will reveal it at the beginning of 2016, during events such as CES in Las Vegas and MWC in Barcelona. A price has not yet been confirmed or intuited, but with so powerful hardware and a premium construction, it can’t be far behind the competition.