ZTE’s newest premium smartphones, the Nubia Z5S and Nubia Z5S Mini, will be available to purchase starting tomorrow, December 27. For the beginning, they will be available only in China.
JD, one of China’s largest online stores, will start selling the two handsets at 10 AM local time. The retailer has priced the Nubia Z5S 16GB at $330 (1999 CNY), while the smaller Nubia Z5S Mini 16GB will be sold for $246 (1499 CNY). Despite the low prices, both smartphones have quite a lot to offer - that’s why more than 2.5 million customers have already pre-ordered them.
Boasting a 5-inch Sharp IGZO display with 1080 x 1920 pixels, the Nubia Z5S runs Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean and features: a 13MP rear camera with Optical Image Stabilization and 4K video recording, 5MP front-facing camera, 2GB of RAM, a quad-core 2.3GHz Snapdragon 800 processor, and a 2,300 mAh battery. The Nubia Z5S Mini is, of course, smaller, featuring a 4.7-inch display with 720 x 1280 pixels, Android 4.2.2, a dual-core 1.7GHz Snapdragon 600 processor, 2GB of RAM, 13MP rear camera without OIS, and a 5MP front-facing camera.
Both the Nubia Z5S and Z5S Mini fared well in benchmark tests, so they should be able to sit comfortably next to any other smartphone in their respective class.
ZTE has yet to provide details on the international availability of the Nubia Z5S and Z5S Mini. Still, unlike other Chinese companies, which sell smartphones almost exclusively in their home country, ZTE has a global presence, so we should expect to see the new Nubias hitting new markets in the future.
source: JD (1), (2)