The Black Gold Edition of the ZTE Nubia Z11 is a thing of beauty

The Black Gold Edition of the ZTE Nubia Z11 is a thing of beauty
It was back in late June that Nubia, a sub-brand of ZTE, launched its long-awaited Z11 smartphone. With an almost bezel-less, all-metal design, 5.5-inch FHD display and power to match, it quickly sold out its initial inventory. Having then gone back on sale, it sold out yet again shortly thereafter. With the company poised to launch the device Stateside in the near future, an eye-catching Black Gold Edition has been spotted in the wild. 

Matte black with gold trim along with a few subtle red accents, the Black Gold Edition of Z11 certainly befits the high-end nature of the handset. Apparently, this newer model has just gone on sale in China, and includes the Snapdragon 820, 6 GB RAM and 64 GB of storage space. This is somewhere in between the two pre-existing variants, which are offered with 4 GB RAM and 64 GB ROM for the equivalent of $374, or 6 GB RAM and 128 GB storage ($524). 

As a reminder, the rear camera is a 16-megapixel effort with OIS and PDAF, while the 8-megapixel selfie camera features a wide-angle lens for group selfie lovers. There's also a fingerprint scanner and 3000 mAh battery with fast-charging capabilities. 

For 2,999 Yuan ($449), it's priced right in between the two current configurations, which makes sense given that, as aforementioned, you get a bit of both under the hood. It's quite refreshing to see that Nubia hasn't decided to overcharge customers for this alternative variant, particularly gven the immense popularity of the Z11. The firm might easily have stuck another $50 or $100 on top, as some companies like to do when they add new color options.

Given that the Nubia Z11 is en route to other parts of the world including the United States, would you like to see the Black Gold version reach a store near you? Take a look at the snaps below, and let us know what you think in the comments. 

Update: Nubia has reached out to confirm that the international version of the Black Gold Z11 will arrive with 6 GB RAM and 64 GB



1. mahima

Posts: 739; Member since: Nov 20, 2014

antenna line ruins beauty of smartphone these frosted glass and nokia polycarbonate, miss u

2. sissy246

Posts: 7124; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

Thang of beauty, not really

5. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

some people will droll all over the place if apple use this design for iPhone7

3. sissy246

Posts: 7124; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

Thing of beauty, not really

4. SR-72

Posts: 183; Member since: Sep 01, 2016

The specs are better than the N7. And looks beauty than the ugly N7,S7,S7E.

8. monoke

Posts: 1173; Member since: Mar 14, 2015

Best bezeless look to date. This or xperia xa that is. Would only prefer the back to be flatter.

9. FrankUnderwood2

Posts: 243; Member since: Oct 01, 2015

This is one seriously good looking phone.

10. shield

Posts: 852; Member since: Sep 12, 2015

Apple You see this is to look nice phone. Apple stupid design.

11. shield

Posts: 852; Member since: Sep 12, 2015

IPS Display good.

13. BlackhawkFlys

Posts: 926; Member since: May 07, 2014

ZTE Axon 7 is better looking than this one.

14. ushoda

Posts: 79; Member since: Aug 17, 2011

Feel in love with this color combo when Nokia announced the lumia 930 special edition. That was a gorgeous phone. The gold antenna linea and the red accent ruins the simplicity and elegance in this device for me.

15. JC557

Posts: 1921; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

I felt the same when I saw the black and rose gold version of the Moto Z/ Moto Z Force. The accenting on the camera ring and sides of the phone added more character and thought to myself how much better it would look in copper instead of rose gold. Sadly Verizon only went with lunar gray. More manufacturers should have color options that include accenting.

17. jayvie

Posts: 20; Member since: May 17, 2016

I agree that this phone is for me the best color combination (black and gold) to date, and to add as one of the sexiest in the market this year. Though sexiness is subjective, but for me this is it. Buying one soon.

Latest Stories

This copy is for your personal, non-commercial use only. You can order presentation-ready copies for distribution to your colleagues, clients or customers at or use the Reprints & Permissions tool that appears at the bottom of each web page. Visit for samples and additional information.