It’s certainly not an understatement to say that Nokia pretty much monopolizes the Windows Phone sector of smartphone market. Every now and then another manufacturer makes a phone running Microsoft’s platform, but on these rare occasions were are treated to mid-rangers at best. If you are after a truly high-end Windows Phone handset, Nokia is your best and only shot at the moment. And let us repeat, at the moment, because it may change in the not so distant future. According to the latest rumors, ZTE is working on a Windows Phone 8.1 device called Nubia W5 which is tipped to pack Snapdragon 801 processor.
ZTE Nubia W5 may be the first Windows Phone powered by Snapdragon 801
While a large number of Android phones have been released with Snapdragon 801 on board, no Windows Phone handset yet ship with this particular processor. If the rumors pan out, the ZTE Nubia W5 will be the first WP phone ever to be powered by Snapdragon 801. Unfortunately, at this moment the speed of the processor remains unknown.
Fast processor aside, other features also scream top-shelf. The ZTE Nubia W5 is believed to sport 3 GB of RAM, 64 GB of internal memory and a battery with a capacity of a whopping 4,500 mAh. We wouldn’t venture a guess as to exactly how much usage time you would be able to squeeze out of that thing, but over a day seems like a safe bet. The phone might also come with a 13-megapixel main camera with optical image stabilization and should offer 4G connectivity.
The list of specs was accompanied by a render allegedly presenting the device. Screen size and resolution wasn’t mentioned but the phone appears large, measuring probably around 5 inches diagonally. Since it’s supposed to be a high-end device, it shouldn’t have resolution lower than Full HD.
As always in such cases, we advise you to take the news with a grain of salt. ZTE didn’t confirm the existence of the phone but didn’t deny it either, so the Nubia W5 may in fact be a real deal. When and if the device materializes, it will be one of the most premium Windows Phone smartphone on the market, unless Nokia, now owned by Microsoft, is working on something equally impressive that somehow managed to stay off the radar.