Nubia India, a subsidiary of ZTE, has announced on its Twitter handle that a most awaited smartphone sequel will be launching in India soon. Though it didn't explicitly mention the name of the phone, it is quite evident that the smaller variant of the ZTE Nubia Z11 called Nubia Z11 miniS is on the cards.
Nubia Z11 miniS Specifications
The ZTE Nubia Z11 miniS comes with a 5.2-inch Full HD (1080 x 1920 pixels) IPS LCD panel with a 2.5D curved display. A Qualcomm MSM8953 Snapdragon 625 ( Octa-core 2.0 GHz Cortex-A53) along with Adreno 506 GPU powers this device. It packs 4GB RAM and 64/128GB internal storage that can be expanded via microSD card upto 256GB. It runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow with nubia UI 4.0 on the top.
— nubia India (@nubia_India) March 15, 2017
In the camera department, the ZTE Nubia Z11 miniS houses a 23MP f/2.0 (Sony IMX318 sensor, 1/2.6″ sensor size, 1 µm pixel size) camera that is assisted by phase detection autofocus and LED flash. On the front, it sports a 13MP f/2.2 (Sony IMX258 sensor) camera. A non-removable 3000 mAh battery fuels this device.
Sensors onboard are Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass. Connectivity options on the device include dual-SIM, 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi b/g/n/ac, Wi-Fi Direct, GPS, NFC, Bluetooth 4.1, FM Radio, USB Type-C, etc.
It comes in two color variants: Gold and Silver, Gold and Black. The ZTE Nubia Z11 mini S is priced at 1499 yuan (US$ 216 / Rs. 14,200 approx.) in China. The official pricing in India is unknown. At this price, it has to face the likes of Xiaomi Redmi Note 4, Huawei Honor 6X and the newly launched Moto G5 Plus. If ZTE can contrive a good camera in this phone, it will be a good alternative to current market leader Xioami Redmi Note 4. Also, it is worth noting that ZTE is stepping up efforts to make its presence felt in the Indian smartphone industry. What do you think the price of the phone should be in India? Do let us know in the comments section.