Today was a crazy day for all geeks, especially for those, who like the latest trends in the smartphone market. This time we talk about the border-less screens. Last year Xiaomi went viral by launching its first-gen Mi MIX. Thereafter all smartphone makers came in with different models featuring displays like it. This year Xiaomi changed the game rules. It had been promoting the second-gen Mi MIX 2 with a phrase of ‘Full Screen 2.0’. This simply means there have been too many improvements in comparison to the previous model.
As predicted, this campaign should go viral as well. Its main competitors came in with corresponding slogans such as Full Screen 2.1. Particularly, Huawei did something like that to promote the Mate 10. But if this company is the leader in the Chinese market and one of the most popular smartphone makers in the world, too little people have learned ZTE had been its coming flagships with the same phrase.
This manufacturer is known for its Nubia line. The latest additions to the family are the Nubia Z17 and its sibling, the Nubia Z17 mini. Today the manufacturer held a conference promising to bring a lot of surprises to us. The event is over, and we have to state the company kept its promise. Here it is. Meet the Nubia Z17 miniS with a full-screen as well as four camera modules. But these are not the only key features of this amazing device. Let’s get acquainted with all of them.
Today Nubia announced it’s the fifth anniversary of the company’s phone brand. Thus it’s been in the market for up to 5 years. And during this period it managed to win a lot of awards due to its very popular models such as the Nubia Z9 and Z11. Generally, Nubia’s flagship line, which comes with a letter of ‘Z’ is also known as Mavericks.
So today, the company announced the Mavericks 8. Thus the Nubia Z17 miniS is also dubbed as the Mavericks 8. (The rest seven models are the Z5 mini, Z5S mini, Z7 mini, Z9 mini, Z11 mini, Z11 miniS, and Z17 mini.)
Nubia Z17 miniS Design
Though the company has tried to keep unchanged many design elements, some of them have been changed a lot. Say, the back of the phone uses a 3D curved design like the Mi Note 2. It is made of glass, which gives an additional charm to the phone.
But you have no reason to worry about the durability because the phone is covered with a Corning Gorilla Glass. The frame is made of metal with a 4.3mm thickness. The Nubia Z17 miniS is said to come in three color options – black variant with a gold frame, a blue model with a silver frame, and the Aegean Sea.
The latter differs from all other blue colors due to the manufacturing process – it requires up to 2524 processes to complete the adjustment. It’s also the first in the market that uses a 3D curved design with a gradient coloring.
Nubia Z17 miniS Hardware
The phone comes with a 5.2-inch screen with a Full HD resolution, 424PPI pixel density, and a contrast ratio of 1500:1. The display is supplied by JDI and it uses an in-cell technology. This Japanese manufacturer has become very popular recently and provides displays for such models as the Oppo R9S or the Xiaomi Mi 5C. The technology it uses can be found on many models like the Smartisan Nut Pro. Below the screen, we can find the Nubia-styled home button that is used for not only its traditional goals but there is also a fingerprint scanner allowing to make myriad of operations including fingerprint payment. As you guess, the Nubia Z17 miniS comes with an NFC chip. The fingerprint scanner works on Netcom 3.0 technology.
As for the processor, it is packed with a Snapdragon 653 chip. This is one of the latest chips of Qualcomm made for the super mid-range market. It is paired with a 6GB of RAM.
The Nubia Z17 miniS sports a 3200mAh battery supporting NeoPower 3.0 power control technology. Thanks to it the phone can provide up to 1.41 days of life.
Nubia Z17 miniS Camera
There is a dual-camera with 13MP (color + black and white) sensors on the back. The color lens is responsible for collecting information about the colors, while the B&W lens is responsible for capturing the details of light and shade. The camera comes with many awesome features such as electronic aperture, cloning camera, macro shooting, light painting and many more. This camera module also provides very fast focusing at 0.1s only.
The Nubia Z17 miniS also comes with a dual-camera on the front. It uses 16+5MP sensors combination. It supports real-time background blurring function for selfies, Beautify AI 2.0 function, and many more.
Conclusion and Availability
As you see, the company has done a lot of jobs to come in with a new device sporting list of trendy features. We have no complaints about this amazing handset. Moreover, Nubia has granted thousands of patents on technologies used in this handset. It’s even priced quite affordable if taking into account the Nubia Z17 miniS is fighting in the super mid-range market. The starting price is 1999 yuan ($303). But the Aegean Sea variant costs 2099 yuan ($318). The phone will become available for purchase on October 19