ZTE unveils Nubia Z9 Max and Z9 Mini featuring excellent set of specifications and affordable price tag
One of the biggest Chinese electronic makers, ZTE, held a press conference earlier today in Beijing. An event like this usually means that a new device has just gone official. Such was the case this time too, except it wasn’t one phone that was unveiled but two stylish smartphones have been announced to the world. Called ZTE Nubia Z9 Max and Nubia Z9 Mini, both handsets go official featuring excellent set of specifications combined together with affordable price tag.
ZTE Nubia Z9 Max vs. Nubia Z9 Mini
The Nubia Z9 Max and Mini are in fact very similar to each other in several aspects. Both phones are equipped with 16-megapixel rear cameras (with 4K video recording on the Max and 1080p on the Mini) and impressive 8-megapixel selfie sensors. Other common elements include the battery, which is a 2,900 mAh cell, built-in expandable storage set at 16GB, and operating systems that is Android 5.0 Lollipop with Nubia 2.8 UI launcher.
Both Nubias have metal band running around the edges but back panels are significantly different – the Max will be available in black and white with all-glass rear, while the Mini comes with swappable back covers in numerous textures and patterns, including wood and denim.
As you might have guessed from the names, the main difference between the phones is the size – the Max has a 5.5-inch display and the Mini sports a 5-inch screen, which although smaller, is not exactly of a mini size. Since both devices come with the same 1080p resolution, the more compact Mini will obviously offer higher pixel density.
The ZTE Nubia Z9 Max is powered by an octa-core Snapdragon 810 processor paired with 3GB of RAM. The Nubia Z9 Mini, on the other hand, packs a Snapdragon 615 chip which ticks along 2GB of RAM.
As we already mentioned that both the Nubia Z9 Max and Mini are pretty affordable, especially considering their specs. The bigger phablet will cost CNY2,499 or about $400, while the ‘smaller’ device will set you back CNY1,499, that is approximately $240. We are not sure when exactly the handsets will go on sale or whether they will ever be available outside of China. We can only hope that they will, as both look awesome for their price levels.