ZTE Launches New Flagship ZTE Nubia Z7 Series
ZTE came into the spotlight today hot off the heels of Sony’s Xperia C3 announcement revealing its latest line of flagship devices. ZTE is looking to appeal across the board without much compromising with its new line of devices. The new ZTE Nubia Z7 line of devices take the torch from the Chinese Manufacturer’s pre-existing Nubia Z5 but expands the Nubia Z7 line with a Max and Mini variant.
The flagship ZTE Nubia Z7 vies even LG’s G3 with a 5.5-inch QuadHD screen with a resolution of 1440×2560 pixels. The device runs on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 Quad-core processor with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of onboard storage with microSD expansion. However, the device is equipped with a 13-megapixel camera with optical image stabilisation (OIS) as the main camera and a 5-megapixel front facing camera. It also is able to have dual SIM standby with 4G LTE connectivity and is powered by a 3000 mAh battery. The product page lists the dimensions of 139 x 71 x 9 mm which makes it a hair more compact than Samsung’s Galaxy Note 3. The ZTE Nubia Z7 is expected to sell for ¥ 3,456 (RM 1767/USD$ 550).
Also announced was the ZTE Nubia Z7 Max which unlike other manufactures isn’t a phablet spin off of the flagship Z7. The Z7 Max comes with the same processor and screen size but sees a bump down in the resolution of the screen only coming with 1080p FullHD resolution. Although it still comes with 32GB of internal storage, the ZTE Nubia Z7 Max sees a bump down to 2GB of RAM. However, the device still comes with dual SIM 4G LTE capabilities and the powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 but loses the OIS seen in the Nubia Z7. The device will retail for ￥1,999 (RM 1022/USD$320).
Of course, any flagship line of devices wouldn’t be complete without a “mini”. It seems like ZTE is going the way of Sony and is redefining the term. The ZTE Nubia Z7 mini shares many similarities with its brothers including the Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 quad-core processor and the powerful 13.0 Megapixel camera with Sony’s Exmor sensor. The only difference between the ZTE Nubia Z7 Mini and the Nubia Z7 Max is the screen size which gets bumped down from 5.5-inches to 5.0-inches but keeps its 1080p FullHD resolution. The storage of the Nubia Z7 Mini takes a bump down to 16GB and also a smaller battery to 2300 mAh. The mini is also coming in a whole array of colours and is expected to retail for ￥1,499 (RM 767/USD$240).
The devices are captivating with their price points and also offer a lot more for a lot less compared to other mainstream manufacturers. Let’s hope that we see the device come to Malaysia.
What do you think of the devices? Would you get one if its available?