ZTE has launched what we can easily call the most powerful smartphone in the world “Nubia Z17”.
The New Nubia Z17 comes with the coveted 8 GB RAM which is rare in any smartphone and the fastest processor in the world – Snapdragon 835 from Qualcomm.
There is another Phone from Asus AR which comes with 8 GB of Ram but has the Snapdragon 821 processor. It is yet to be seen if OnePlus 5 will have the same 8 GB RAM and SD 835 combination or the company will keep 6 GB RAM like Oneplus 3T.
This configuration is going to be the highest for any smartphone for at least 2017, we may have an Apple iPhone 8 which will super fast, but that will come in late September.
The next gen Qualcomm flagship processor – Snapdragon 845 based on the Cortex A75 cores is expected to come either by year-end or in 2018. Till then the ZTE Nubia Z17 is going to stay fastest.
The smartphone is promoted by Christiano Ronaldo and comes with a Tagline of “Truly bezel-less Phone”. The Z17 comes with very narrow side bezels but have top and bottom bezels.
Coming to the ZTE Nubia Z17 comes with Dual 23 Megapixel + 12 MP rear camera along with 2X Optical Zoom and 10X Digital Zoom, similar to the Apple iPhone 7.
The smartphone comes with front-facing selfie camera with f/2.0 aperture and 80-degree wide angle.
The ZTE Nubia Z17 comes with 5.5 Inch Full HD Display with 1920*1080 pixels resolution with 401 PPi. The Nubia Z17 comes with Android Nougat OS along with the Nubia UI 5.0.
The Z17 comes with 3200 mAH battery capacity with worlds fastest charging technology as well. It comes with the latest Quick Charge 4+ from Qualcomm which enables it to charge from 0 to 50% in just 25 minutes.
Super fast phone offers even faster charging. It is the first smartphone to come with Quick Charge 4 Plus.
There is also special optimizations done by ZTE to ensure the background processes don’t eat the battery life and ensure prolonged usage.
The other features include Dolby DTS sound and an IR Blaster to control your TV and other devices. The smartphone is launched in China at the Aquatic Center, where ZTE boasted about it being waterproof with IP 67 rating.
The Z17 comes in 5 color options (Black and Gold, Black, Gold, Red, and Blue) and 3 storage and ram variants.
- ZTE Z17 – 64 GB / 6 GB RAM – Price CNY 2799($410) or Rs. 27,000.
- ZTE Z17 – 128 GB / 6 GB RAM – Price CNY 3399($499) or Rs. 33,000.
- ZTE Z17 – 128 GB / 8 GB RAM – Price CNY 3999($585) or Rs. 39,000.
The smartphone will be available in China soon, availability for US/UK or India is not known so far. We will keep you posted once it goes on sale. Actually, the iPhone X is now the world’s fastest phone as it has broken all records for the Android mobiles.
Early Leaks and Details about the ZTE Z17
ZTE Nubia Z17 is the latest smartphone which is expected to launch early next month by the Chinese tech giant. The Nubia Z17 comes with flagship specs and looks quite premium. The metallic edges are adorned with the glass back cover.
The design looks similar to the Huawei Honor 8 and even the glass reflecting surface at the back is also familiar. The Nubia Z11 is going to be launched on 1st June 2017 as a media invite is already sent by Huawei.
The invitation comes with the word “ai” artificial intelligence highlighted in Red color which gives us a clear indication that ZTE is planning to launch the Z17 with a new AI assistant.
Recently most of the companies are paying attention to developing their own AI – Google already has the Google Assistant, Apple has Siri, Samsung is working on Bixby and Panasonic on Arbo. Huawei also has it’s own AI and now it is time for ZTE to have something similar.
While Google is way advanced and they showcased the machine learning and AI capabilities at the Google I/O 2017 other companies are also trying hard to catch up which don’t seem plausible to me as google has mastered this race before they have even started.
The ZTE Z17 comes is expected to be powered with the current fastest processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 clocked at 2.45 GHz and it will come with 6 GB of RAM. The smartphone will have a 23 Megapixel rear camera with support for HDR and recording 4K videos.
The smartphone will come with 5.5 Inch Quad HD Display with 2560*1440 pixels resolution, there is also 2.5 D curve glass coating on top of the display which makes more aesthetic.
The ZTE Z17 also have water and dust resistance as per a recently leaked video, it can come with either IP 67 rating or IP 68 rating similar to Samsung S8. Additionally, we can expect the device to come with a 16 Megapixel front selfie camera.
The Nubia Z17 will have 3100 mAH capacity battery along with fast charging support.