The leaked render from January was only partially correct: the Nubia Z11 does feature an edge-to-edge screen, but it does not come with a dual camera or a curved glass back. Instead, the device features a more conventional, but attractive aluminum unibody available in gray, silver, and gold.
The highlight of the design is the display, which spans most of the width of the phone and the slightly curved (2.5D) Gorilla Glass 3 further enhances the “borderless” effect. The panel itself is a 5.5-inch LCD of Full HD resolution that accounts for a whopping 81% of the phone’s frontal surface.
The Nubia Z11 comes in two versions that share the design and most of the specs, with the exception of storage space and RAM. Both run on the powerful Snapdragon 820 (quad-core, 2.15GHz); the standard version comes with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage space, while the premium version features 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. Regardless of which one you pick, you can add more storage thanks to the microSD card.
The rear camera is a 16MP model with OIS, phase detection autofocus, and a dual-tone LED flash. The frontal camera switches to a f2.4 8MP sensor.
The 3,000 mAh battery (in a 7.5 millimeter body) features Quick Charge 3.0 over an USB Type-C connector. Other notable features include the fingerprint sensor on the back and the Dolby Atmos and SmartPA amplifier audio technology. The software suite is Nubia UI 4.0, based on Android 6.0 Marshmallow.
The 4GB/64GB version of the ZTE Nubia Z11 will sell for 2,499 yuan (gray, gold, or silver); the 6GB/128GB version will cost 3,499 yuan (gold only). That’s $375 and $525 respectively, but if the Z11 goes on sale internationally the prices may be higher.
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