The HTC One M8 is going to be on everyone’s mind for the next few days, at least on our side of the globe. Users in China, however, have one more reason to feel happy. On the same day that the One was being officially introduced to the world, ZTE announced its latest phablet – the ZTE Nubia X6. With a 6.44-inch display the device is almost as big as a small tablet and packs an amazing duo of 13-megapixel cameras on both back and front panel.
ZTE Nubia X6 Phablet with two 13MP cameras
With the ZTE Nubia X6, the Chinese company yet again redefined the notion of a phablet. There was a time that a 5-inch device was considered huge. Then we witnessed the screen gradually grow to approximately 6 inches closing in on tablet size. ZTE went a step further and equipped the Nubia X6 with a 6.44-inch display. That size calls for high resolution and indeed the phone delivers in this respect. However, instead of the expected QHD display, we get a “regular” 1080p unit.
Another feature that draws attention is a 13-megapixel front-facing camera. Not many phones (actually only one – the Monkey King ThL W11) can boast such impressive user-facing sensor. The camera sports a BSI sensor and an f/2.2 aperture. The rear camera, also 13-megapixel, offers optical image stabilization, and an f/2.0 aperture. Both cameras are a 5-lens setup.
Other specs for the ZTE Nubia X6 are also high-end and include a 2.3 GHz Snapdragon 801 processor, 3 GB of RAM, three storage options (32 GB, 64 GB and 128 GB), a massive 4,250 mAh battery, dual-SIM support and a slim profile of just 7.9 mm. As far as connectivity is concerned, the handset offers Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, NFC and support for TD-LTE, FDD-LTE, EVDO, CDMA, GSM, WCDMA and TD-SDCMA. The ZTE Nubia X6 runs on Android software, however, at this point it’s not clear which version.
The phone will be released only in China, at least in the beginning with a price starting at 2,999 yuan for the 32 GB model, which would be $483 and going up to 3,499 yuan (about $564) and 3,999 yuan (about $644) for the 64 GB and 128 GB variants, respectively.