ZTE’s nubia brand just announced the Nubia Z18, the company’s latest flagship smartphone in the ‘Z series’ in China, as it had promised. It has a 5.99-inch Full HD+ 18:9 aspect ratio display with 91.8% screen-to-body ratio, Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection, is powered by Snapdragon 845 with up to 8GB RAM, runs Android 8.1 (Oreo) with nubia UI 6.0 on top, has a 16-megapixel rear camera with f/1.6 aperture, PDAF, OIS along with a 24-megapixel secondary rear camera for portrait shots. It has AI scene recognition that can recognise 500 scenes.
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 with support for Qualcomm Quick Charge 4.
Nubia Z18 specifications
- 5.99-inch (2160 × 1080 pixels) 18:9 FHD+ In-Cell 2.5D curved glass display, 96% NTSC color gamut, Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection
- 2.8GHz Octa-Core Snapdragon 845 64-bit 10nm Mobile Platform with Adreno 630 GPU
- 6GB LPDDR4 RAM with 64GB (UFS 2.1) storage, 8GB RAM with 128GB internal storage
- Android 8.1 (Oreo) with nubia UI 6.0
- Dual SIM
- 16MP rear camera with dual-tone LED flash, f/1.6 aperture, PDAF, OIS, EIS, 24MP secondary rear camera with f/1.6 aperture
- 8MP front-facing camera with wide-angle lens, f/2.0 aperture
- Fingerprint sensor
- Dimensions: 148.58×72.54×8.55mm; Weight: 172g
- 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 ac (2.4GHz + 5GHz), Bluetooth 5, GPS + GLONASS, USB Type-C
- 3450mAh (typical) / 3350mAh (minimum) battery with Quick Charge 4.0 fast charging
The Nubia Z18 comes in Midnight Black and Nebula Red colors, is priced at 2799 yuan (US$ 409 / Rs. 29,350 approx.) for the 6GB RAM with 64GB storage and the 8GB RAM with 128GB storage version costs 3299 yuan (US$ 482 / Rs. 34,590 approx.). The Limited Edition Van Gogh Starlight Collector’s Edition is priced at 3,599 yuan (US$ 526 / Rs. 37,740 approx.).. It will go on sale in China from September 11th.