nubia Z60 Ultra with 6.8″ FHD+ 120Hz AMOLED display, Snapdragon 8 Gen 3, IP68 ratings, 6000mAh battery announced

nubia has introduced the Z60 Ultra, the company’s latest flagship smartphone and the successor to Z50 Ultra, in China and for global markets. It features a 6.8-inch OLED BOE Q9+ screen a refresh rate of up to 120Hz refresh rate, 1200Hz instant touch sampling rate, 2160Hz PWM dimming. The phone has fifth-generation flexible under-display camera technology.

The phone is powered by the latest Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 SoC with up to 24GB of LPDDR5X RAM and up to 1TB of UFS 4.0 storage. The back of the device uses AG flash-sand glass with millions of micron-level crystal structures, giving the phone a flowing silver metallic texture and a cyberpunk futuristic aesthetic.

The sides are adorned with an aerospace-grade metal middle frame and support ergonomic customizable sliding keys with five functions: photo taking, mute, recording, flashlight, and game space, all easily customizable and activated with a single toggle. This is the first nubia phone with IP68 ratings for dust and water resistance.

In addition to the standard Black and Silver models, the phone also comes in a Starry Sky Collector’s Edition, available exclusively in China for now. Inspired by Van Gogh’s “Starry Night”, this uses starry sky micro-etching process on the glass, and combining it with rich technological overlays to present an eyewear-free 3D star effect.

The phone packs a 6000mAh silicon carbon negative electrode super battery compared to 5000mAh in the predecessor, and supports 80W wired fast charging.

Nubia Z60 Ultra specifications
  • 6.8-inch (2480 x 1116 pixels) Full HD+ OLED display with 120Hz refresh rate, up to 1200Hz instant touch sampling rate, 10-bit color depth and 100% DCI-P3 color gamut, up to 1500 nits brightness, DC dimming, 2160Hz PWM dimming
  • Octa Core Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 4nm Mobile Platform with Adreno 750 GPU
  • 8GB / 12GB / 16GB / 24GB LPDDR5X RAM with 256GB / 512GB / 1TB UFS 4.0 storage
  • Android 14 with MyOS 14
  • Dual SIM
  • 50MP 1/1.49″ Sony IMX800 sensor with f/1.59 aperture, 50MP 120-degree ultra-wide lens with OV50E sensor with f/1.8 aperture, 64MP 1/2″ OV64B periscope telephoto camera with f/3.3 aperture
  • 16MP under-display front-facing camera with 2.8μm fused pixels
  • In-display fingerprint sensor
  • USB Type-C audio, Dual smart PA, Stereo dual speakers, DTS: X Ultra
  • Dust and water resistant (IP68)
  • Dimensions:163.9 x 76.3 x 8.3mm;Weight: 230g
  • 5G NSA /SA, Dual 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 6E 802.11 ax (2.4GHz + 5GHz + 6GHz), Bluetooth 5.4, GPS (L1/L5)+ GLONASS, USB Type-C, NFC
  • 6000mAh battery, 80W fast charging
Pricing and availability in China

The Nubia Z60 Ultra 12GB + 256GB model costs 4299 yuan (USD 606 / Rs. 50,450 approx.) with an initial price of 3999 yuan (USD 564 / Rs. 47,540 approx.). The 16GB + 512GB model costs 4699 yuan (USD 663 / Rs. 55,865 approx.), 16GB + 512GB Starry Sky Collector’s Edition is priced at 4,999 yuan (USD 705 / Rs. 59,430 approx.).

The 16GB + 1TB model costs 5299 yuan (USD 747 / Rs. 62,995 approx.), and the top-end 24GB + 1TB version costs 5999 yuan (USD 846 / Rs. 70,400 approx.). The phone is already available to order and will go on sale in China from December 26th.

Pricing and availability for the global markets

For the global markets, there is 8GB + 256GB model that costs USD 599 (Rs. 49,820 approx.) / EUR & GBP 679, 12GB + 256GB at USB 649 / EUR & GBP 749 and 16GB + 512GB at USD 779 (Rs. 64,795 approx.) / EUR & GBP 899.

The nubia Z60 Ultra is now available to order from official nubia website, and the open sale begins December 29, 2023. Amazon Open Sales begin January 6, 2024 and Mexico Mercado Libre Open Sales will start Mid-January, 2024.

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