Nubia Z18 mini with 5.7-inch FHD+ display, Snapdragon 660, 6GB RAM, dual rear cameras, Android 8.1 announced

ZTE’s Nubia brand just announced Nubia Z18 mini, the company’s latest mid-range smartphone in the ‘Z series’ in China, as it had promised. It has a 5.7-inch Full HD+ 18:9 aspect ratio display with Corning Gorilla Glass protection, is powered by Snapdragon 660 with 6GB RAM, runs Android 8.1 (Oreo) with nubia UI on top, has a 24-megapixel rear camera with f/1.7 aperture, PDDF + CAF hybrid focus for 0.1 second quick focus along with a 5-megapixel secondary rear camera for portrait shots. It also has NeoSmart AI engine and Snapdragon 660 AIE Artificial Intelligence Chip promising the best experience.

It has an 8-megapixel front camera with support for Face unlocking that scans up to 106 facial points and also lights up the screen when you lift the phone to unlock the phone quickly.  It has a glass back that also has a Corning Gorilla Glass protection,  all-metal Aluminum alloy frame and comes with a dedicated voice button. There is a fingerprint sensor on the back and packs a 3450mAh battery.

Nubia Z18 mini specifications

  • 5.7-inch (2160 × 1080 pixels) 18:9 FHD+ In-Cell 2.5D curved glass display with 85% NTSC color gamut,
  • Octa Core Snapdragon 660 14nm Mobile Platform (Quad 2.2GHz Kryo 260 + Quad 1.8GHz Kryo 260 CPUs) with Adreno 512 GPU
  • 6GB RAM, 64GB / 128GB internal storage
  • Android 8.1 (Oreo) with nubia UI
  • Dual SIM
  • 24MP rear camera with f/1.7 aperture, PDAF, CAF, dual-tone LED flash, 5MP secondary camera
  • 8MP front-facing camera with f/2.0 aperture, 1.12um pixel size, 80-degree wide-angle lens
  • Fingerprint sensor
  • 3.5mm audio jack,  TAS2555 smart Amplifier, DTS Headphone: X
  • Dimensions: 148 × 70.6 × 7.6mm; Weight: 153g
  • 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 ac (2.4GHz + 5GHz), Bluetooth 5, GPS + GLONASS, USB Type-C
  • 3450mAh battery

The Nubia Z18 mini comes in Black, White, Blue and Pink colors, is priced at 1799 yuan (US$ 286 / Rs. 18,650 approx.) for the 6GB RAM with 64GB storage version, 2099 yuan (US$ 334 / Rs. 21760 approx.) for the 6GB RAM with 128GB storage version and the Limited Provence Edition with 6GB RAM with 128GB storage in Purple color is priced at 2199 yuan (US$ 349 / Rs. 22,800 approx.). It will be available for order starting today and goes on sale in China from April 19th.


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