ZTE Nubia Z5

As expected, the ZTE Nubia Z5 was officially unveiled on December 25th in Beijing. The Nubia Z5 is a very capable high-end handset, and is quite a departure from the typically budget-oriented handsets offered by the Chinese-based device maker.

What makes the Nubia Z5 so special? For starters, its hardware is second to none. The phone features a 1.5GHz Snapdragon S4 Pro processor, 2GB of RAM, a 13MP camera, 32GB of internal storage and a 3,000mAh battery.

On top of all of this, the Z5 packs a 5-inch display with a 1080p display and manages to be extremely thin with a 7.6mm aluminum unibody design. Best of all, the phone has Android 4.1.1, although it will also have some UI customizations from ZTE.

The Nubia Z5 will likely be present at CES, and is expected to arrive on shelves sometime later in January.

So what about pricing? The upcoming ZTE handset will set you back 3456 Yuan (around $553 dollars). Think that is a bit pricey? There is also an even more expensive $1,300 special Titanium version of the Nubia Z5.

If you are looking to get the phone outside of China, you might be disappointed to know that the company is not officially offering the Nubia Z5 internationally.

What do you think of the ZTE Nubia Z5? In your opinion, how does it compare to other 1080p options out there?