Third interaction revolution is here as the ZTE Nubia Z9 is unveiled sans bezels

Third interaction revolution is here as the ZTE Nubia Z9 is unveiled sans bezels
In the 1990's, Nokia's dialer/keyboard allowed smartphone users to interact with their handset. In 2007, the Apple iPhone allowed users to touch its screen to interact with the phone. Today, as it is unveiled by the manufacturer, the ZTE Nubia Z9 kicks off the "third interaction revolution" with FiT. This stands for Frame Interaction Technology and allows the user to swipe on the edges of the screen to turn on certain features. As we've mentioned before, ZTE will release APIs to allow developers to integrate the technology into their own Nubia Z9 apps. The extra real estate on the screen for FiT is available because the phone comes sans bezels.

The ZTE Nubia Z9 offers a 5.2-inch 2.5D curved glass display, featuring a 1080 x 1920 (FHD) resolution. The phone is powered by a 64-bit octa-core Snapdragon 810 CPU with the Adreno 430 GPU handling graphics. 3GB of LPDDR4 RAM is inside along with 32GB or 64GB of native storage. The 16MP camera on the back of the phone comes with OIS and with an aperture of f/2.0. The latter should allow for quality pictures to be taken in low-light situations. An 80 degree wide angle 8MP front-facing camera can be used to take selfies and for video chats. The lights are kept on thanks to the 2900mAh battery. The phone supports dual band 4G LTE connectivity, and Android 5.0 is pre-installed with ZTE’s Nubia UI 3.0 running on top. 

The highest priced model of the ZTE Nubia Z9 features a fingerprint scanner, housed on the side of the phone. This is a first. Most biometric scanners are found on the front or the back of a handset. This version of the phone, which comes with 64GB of internal storage, is priced at the equivalent of $726 USD. The two units without the fingerprint scanner are available for the equivalent of $565 USD (32GB of storage) and $645 USD (64GB of storage).

The ZTE Nubia Z9 cannot be pre-ordered, but those in China can pre-register for the device at the ZTE website, or at Jingdong Mall. By pre-registering for the phone, no money changes hand and a unit is not reserved. What you will receive is a notification when the phone is available to be pre-ordered.

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source: AndroidHeadlines



1. 99nights

Posts: 1152; Member since: Mar 10, 2015

There were other touch screen phones way before apple. I still have my pocket pc 2003 which was well what do you know, in 2003...

4. Commentator

Posts: 3723; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

And there were other smartphones before Nokia that allowed the user to interact with a dialer. The IBM Simon is considered by many to be the first to do both. Strange opening to the article... EDIT: Ah, here we go. Alan took it from ZTE's own marketing. Check out the slides on this article: Weird that ZTE would give Apple and Nokia the credit...

2. arch_angel

Posts: 1651; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

The Z9 looks good

3. waddup121 unregistered

It ain't a Noob-ia no more.

5. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Looks like a hybrid of the Z series and the iPhone 4/4S.

9. Bondurant

Posts: 784; Member since: Jun 04, 2014

yea all metal phones are hybrid of Sony and iphone, and rounded phones are hybrid of Samsung.

6. OSarena

Posts: 9; Member since: Apr 08, 2015

It was Nokia that really took dialer/keyboard mainstream. Then you have Apple that really took touchscreen to a new level with muti-touch. None of these companies did it first but the rest before didn't do it right and never made it big, smartphones before the iPhone were a joke and the reason why they never took off.

7. gaming64 unregistered

Excuse me? Nokia 1100? 3310? Blackberry Pearl series?

8. TheBiz

Posts: 232; Member since: Apr 13, 2015

prices nearly threaten me!!!! well atleat good to see some standout innovation tho better news than ONE M9 and LG G4

10. kaikuheadhunterz

Posts: 1157; Member since: Jul 18, 2013

Maybe the fingerprint scanner can be used to prevent unauthorised rebooting to recovery

12. Cyberchum

Posts: 1095; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

I've thought of how to password-secure recovery and download modes many times, even googled it, glad to know that i ain't the only one concerned.

11. Cyberchum

Posts: 1095; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

And hey look, Apple didn't come up with this. If they do it, that's if they will, I better not hear any innovative sh!t from them, at the presentation, or from their fanboys here.

13. nodes

Posts: 1160; Member since: Mar 06, 2014

man, they were touchscreen before 2007 iPhone, but the implementation were bad. just look at smartphone OS right now, it's basically an iOS with more features and themes.

14. yoosufmuneer

Posts: 1518; Member since: Feb 14, 2015

Am I seeing a Sony device?

15. KingOfAndroid

Posts: 34; Member since: Dec 12, 2013

I am being more attracted to this phone than the S6 Edge right now.

16. Ahovking

Posts: 711; Member since: Feb 03, 2015

This phone looks better than the S6 Edge.. but Third interaction revolution? No Apples "Force Touch" is a more of a Third interaction revolution than sans bezels joke.

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