Nubia Z17S and Nubia Z17 miniS Launched in China with Upgraded Specifications

Yolanda Curtis
October 13, 2017

Let's start with the most affordable of the lot, the Nubia Z17 miniS. Battery on the Nubia Z17S is 3100 mAh.

Nubia, the famous Chinese smartphone maker launches two news devices in their homeland with features which are mostly seen in the premium flagship smartphones like Samsung Galaxy S8, LG G6, LG V30 and iPhone X. The Nubia Z17S and Z17 miniS will be available in China from October 19th and one can preorder them starting from today.

Nubia Z17 miniS

Of course, there have been changes to the specs and features.

The Nubia Z17S has been launched in two variants - 64GB variant with 6GB of RAM and 128GB storage variant with 8GB of RAM. If you notice, the phone now has dual cameras at the front so your selfies are guaranteed to be better. Pricing is set at CNY2,999 ($456) and CNY3,999 ($608), respectively. The latter is slightly more expensive at CNY2,099 ($319) while the first two cost CNY1,999 which is about $304. "For the rear, it has a 12-megapixel primary camera with Sony IMX362 sensor, 1.4μm pixel size, f/1.8 aperture, 1/2.55" CMOS sensor, dual-tone LED flash and a 23-megapixel auxiliary camera Sony IMX318 sensor, f/2.0 aperture.

The device is equipped with a 3200 mAh Li-ion non-user replaceable battery with fast charging capability via UBS type C port. A fingerprint sensor implanted in the home button.

Moving on to the lower version, the Nubia Z17 miniS features a 5.2-inch Full-HD 2.5D curved glass display with a screen resolution of 1080 × 1920 pixels and a scratch resistance Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection on top. Talking about its software front, the Nubia Z17S runs company's proprietary Nubia 5.1 custom UI skin, based on Google's Android 7.1.1 Nougat operating system. The device has 6 GB RAM and 64 GB internal storage. The handset measures 147.46 x 72.69 x 8.5 mm and weighs 170 grams. The rear camera features on the smartphone include Sony IMX258 sensor, an f/2.2 aperture, Optical Image Stabilisation (OIS), 4K video recording support, dual-tone LED flash and company's proprietary NeoVision 7.0 software package. Connectivity options include Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth, USB OTG, 3G and 4G.

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