ZTE Nubia Z11 is official with 6 GB RAM and Snapdragon 820
Chinese telecom giant ZTE unveiled Nubia Z11, it’s flagship Android phone of Nubia series on June 28, 2016. Nubia Z series is known for some premium, stylish devices with high-end specs. Sporting beautiful bezel-less design and flagship specs ZTE Nubia Z11 further carries this legacy forward. There will be two variants of Z11 – the standard 4 GB RAM+64GB ROM model and the ultimate 6GB RAM+128GB ROM variant. Besides RAM and internal memory other specs are identical in both variants. Incidentally ZTE is the first mobile maker with two 6 GB RAM devices in it’s arsenal right now. The beast ZTE Axon 7 with 6 GB RAM is already on pre-order in many parts of the world. Specs wise Nubia Z11 is a little behind the Axon 7.
Nubia Z11 Specifications
CPU – Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 (Dual-core 2.15 GHz Kryo & dual-core 1.6 GHz Kryo)
GPU – Adreno 530
RAM – 4 GB / 6 GB
Memory – 64 / 128 GB internal, upto 256 GB memory card support (in SIM-2 slot)
Display – 5.5 inches, Full HD (1080 x 1920 pixels, 401ppi) IPS LCD
Camera – 16 MP f/2.0 with OIS and PDAF, dual-tone dual-LED flash
Front camera – 8 MP f/2.4
OS – Android 6.0 MM with Nubia UI 4.0
Battery – 3000mAh, non-removable with Quick Charge 3.0 for fast charging
Others – USB Type-C interface, Dolby Atmos support, full metallic Uni-body design, finger print sensor at back
Price – $525 (approx. in China) for 6 GB RAM model and $375 for 4 GB RAM model
Availability – Nubia Z11 will hit Chinese stores on July 6. However it is still not known when (and if ever) ZTE Nubia Z11 will hit the shores outside home country.
The only thing that some might say, is not upto contemporary flagship standards is the full HD screen resolution (rather than the QuadHD one). But then this is practical and beneficial to have full HD display for lower battery consumption. QuadHD or higher resolution require more processing power which ultimately results in fast battery draining. Besides higher display resolution itself requires more battery power (due to more pixels) than a low-res display. Thus with same CPU and battery, full HD display phones are generally faster and more power efficient than their QuadHD counterparts. Many phone makers are turning back to full HD display units due to these factors. The recently announced OnePlus 3 and ZUK Z2 Pro are some examples of 6 GB RAM flagships with full HD displays.