ZTE Nubia Z17 miniS with 6GB RAM, Snapdragon 653 announced in China

Angelica Greene
October 14, 2017

Up front, the Nubia Z17 miniS packs a 5.2-inch Full HD IOS display that's protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3. Sensors on the device include Fingerprint (rear-mounted), Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Ambient Light sensor, Digital Compass sensor, and Proximity sensor.

ZTE held a presentation of its latest top-end smartphone Nubia Z17S from among image and at the same time frameless. The Nubia Z17 miniS costs lesser at CNY 1,999 (roughly Rs. 20,000).

In the camera section, the Nubia Z17 miniS has two 13MP cameras, one monochrome and the other RGB. It will go on sale starting October 19 in China. The rear setup comes with a 12MP + 23MP combination while the front facing cameras are a pair of dual 5MP sensors. Talking about its software front, the Nubia Z17S runs company's proprietary Nubia 5.1 custom UI skin, based on Google's Android 7.1.1 Nougat operating system. The Nubia Z17S is priced at CNY 2, 999 for the 6GB/64GB variant and CNY 3, 999 for the 8GB/128GB variant.

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First up, the powerful flagship Nubia Z17S features an octa-core Snapdragon 835 processor coupled with 8GB of RAM. The camera has dual-tone LED flash and 4K video recording. There's no OIS on the rear camera. It has a fingerprint sensor at the back and a 3100mAh battery with fast charging pattern. Under the hood, like the most of 2017 flagship smartphones, the Z17S is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 Octa-core SoC, paired with either 6 GB or 8 GB LPDDR4 RAM with 64 GB or 128 GB onboard flash storage with a dedicated micro SD card slot.

As for specs, the Nubia Z17S sports a 5.7-inch TFT display with a resolution of 1080×2040 pixels. The second sensor is a 5MP one with an aperture of f/2.2. on the rear is a camera combo consisting of two 13MP sensors. On the front, there are two 5-megapixel camera sensors with f/2.2 aperture and an 80-degree wide-angle lens. It measures 147.50 x 71.20 x 7.60 (height x width x thickness) and weigh 155.00 grams.

In terms of connectivity, the dual-SIM-supported Nubia Z17 miniS offers 4G voLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 ac (2.4GHz & 5.0GHz), Wi-Fi Hotspot, Wi-Fi Direct, Bluetooth 4.1, NFC, GPS/A-GPS/Glonass, a 3.5mm headphone jack, and a USB-Type C port for superfast charging and other.

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