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ZTE unveils Z9 Mini and Z9 Max
While likely to be overshadowed by today’s Galaxy S6-related announcements, ZTE has now taken the wraps off the nubia Z9 Mini and Z9 Max at a special press event in Beijing.
The Mini model is a budget oriented offering powered by a Snapdragon 615 with 2GB RAM, 16GB storage, microSD support, a 5-inch 1080p display, LTE, and a 2,900 mAh battery. The larger 5.5-inch Max offers more upscale internals, such a Snapdragon 810 processor with 3GB RAM. The display is still just 1080p, with other specs including 16GB storage, microSD, LTE, and a 2,900 mAh battery.
Both phones share a few things in common, including reasonably attractive metal-framed designs with all-glass rears. The designs aren’t identical, but they are certainly similar. The camera experience on both phones is also quite similar, with both offering an 8MP front cam and a 16MP rear cam. That said, the Mini caps out a 1080p recording for the 16MP shooter, while the Max supports 4K. Both phones also include Android 5.0.2 Lollipop right out of the box.
The phones are expected to be priced at $240 (CNY 1,499) for the Z9 Mini and $400 (CNY 2,499) for the Z9 Max. It’s unclear what markets, outside of Asia, we can expect to see the Z9 Mini and Max arrive in. What do you think of ZTE’s latest? Impressed or not?