ZTE’s Nubia brand announced the company’s latest mid-range smartphone Nubia Z18 mini in the ‘Z series’ in China. It sports a 5.7-inch Full HD+ 18:9 aspect ratio display with Corning Gorilla Glass protection. It is powered by Snapdragon 660 with 6GB RAM and runs on Android 8.1 (Oreo) with nubia UI on top. It also has NeoSmart AI engine and Snapdragon 660 AIE Artificial Intelligence Chip promising the best experience. 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. It comes with Face unlock feature and have Fingerprint sensor on the back of the phone.
It has dual rear camera the primary is 24 MP with f/1.7 aperture, PDDF + CAF hybrid focus for 0.1 second quick focus, the secondary is 5 MP camera for portrait shots. It has an 8 MP front camera and it also lights up the screen when you lift the phone to unlock the phone quickly.
Nubia Z18 mini specifications
The mobile sports a 5.7-inch 18:9 FHD+ In-Cell 2.5D curved glass display with 85% NTSC color gamut with a resolution of 2160 × 1080 pixels.
It is powered by Octa Core Snapdragon 660 14nm Mobile Platform (Quad 2.2GHz Kryo 260 + Quad 1.8GHz Kryo 260 CPUs) with Adreno 512 GPU and runs on Android 8.1 (Oreo) with nubia UI.
The device comes in two variants with 6GB RAM and 64GB/128GB internal storage.
It has dual rear camera primary is 24MP rear camera with f/1.7 aperture, PDAF, CAF, dual-tone LED flash, and secondary is 5MP.
It also has a 8MP front-facing camera with f/2.0 aperture, 1.12um pixel size, 80-degree wide-angle lens.
Connectivity and Sensors
The device supports 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 ac (2.4GHz + 5GHz), Bluetooth 5, GPS + GLONASS, USB Type-C. It has 3.5mm audio jack, TAS2555 smart Amplifier, DTS Headphone: X and Dual SIM. It also has Fingerprint sensor on the back of the phone and comes with Face unlock feature.
Battery and Dimensions
The mobile packs 3450mAh battery, it has size measurement of 148x 70.6x 7.6 mm.
Price and availability
The Nubia Z18 mini is priced at 1799 yuan (US$ 286 / Rs. 18,650 approx.) for the 6GB RAM with 64GB storage version, and it costs 2099 yuan (US$ 334 / Rs. 21760 approx.) for the 6GB RAM with 128GB storage version. It also comes with 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 comes in comes in Black, White, Blue and Pink colors. It will be available for order starting today and goes on sale in China from April 19th.
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