ZTE has been on a bit of a roll recently. First, there was the ZTE Axon 7, which recently landed in the US and has been turning a fair amount of heads in the tech community along the way. Now it’s Nubia’s turn to enjoy the spotlight.
Ahead of the official kick-off of IFA 2016, Nubia announced that the Nubia Z11 is on its way to Germany, Spain, and Italy in the near future. Even more surprising, the ZTE-owned Nubia brand will also be landing in the US sometime after its European debut.
While the Nubia Z11 was actually announced for China back in June, it is good to see it is finally making its way to more markets. After all, the more budget-friendly flagship alternatives that make their way to the US, the better.
The Nubia Z11 offers the kind of specs you’d expect from a 2016 flagship class device, including a powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor and either 4GB or 6GB RAM, depending on if you pick up the 64 or 128GB storage configuration. You also get microSD for expansion, a 16MP camera with OIS, an 8MP front cam, a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner, a beautiful metallic body, and a 3000 mAh battery with Quick Charge 3.0 support over an USB Type-C connector.
The only area where the Z11 isn’t on the bleeding edge is in the display, with the 5.5-inch screen offering a 1080p resolution that is more than capable of providing a great viewing experience but isn’t quite as impressive as the QHD displays featured in most modern flagships. Still, it’s hard to complain when you factor in the price.
At €299, or roughly $332.89, this is one heck of a value, putting it in a similar pricing category to the Honor 8, OnePlus 3, and ZTE Axon 7. It’s hard to say what the actual US price will be once it finally makes it to the new world, but we wouldn’t be surprised to see it debut somewhere in the $300 to $350 range. For now, no exact release dates are known for Europe or the US, though hopefully more details aren’t too far off.
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