ZTE Nubia Z11 Max render teases impressive 83.27% screen-to-body ratio

The Z11 and Z11 Max from ZTE's Nubia sub-brand have been on the cards for a while now. Toward the latter stages of last week, both devices passed through TENAA, along with the suggestion that the former could be making its way to the United States. Now, a new partial render purports to show the Nubia Z11 Max, which, according to a Nubia exec, will offer a tasty 83.27 percent screen-to-body ratio. 

Premium design has become a huge deal in the mobile space of late. Metal and glass have largely displaced the polycarbonate finishes of old, and everywhere you look, vendors are seeking to outdo one another for quality exterior. Along with the unceremonious banishment of plastic, thick bezels are a general no-no, and as such, a high screen-to-body ratio—where a device's front is covered with as much display real estate as physically achievable—is high on the agenda. 

With myriad leaks having already confirmed a near bezel-less finish for the Z11 and Z11 Max, the render leak via Weibo puts something of a face to the name.

Both the Nubia Z11 and Z11 Max will be nearly bezel-free, though the Max edition will have slightly less at the top and bottom, allowing it to achieve the rather phenomenal 83.27 percentage. 

Where the (7.4 mm) thin profile and all-round sleekness of the Z11 Max will appeal to the fashion-conscious, specs fanatics mightn't be so swayed by the device's under-hood credentials. The handset is set to include Qualcomm's Snapdragon 652 SoC; it's a powerful, octa-core processor that should get the job done, but isn't quite in the league of the Snapdragon 820—the smartphone arena's current de facto standard of chipset.

Elsewhere, there's 4 GB of RAM, 64 GB of on-board storage, and a sizable 4000 mAh battery. The 6-inch display boasts a resolution of 1080 x 1920. Sure, it's not the quad-HD loveliness offered by other phablets. But at least you don't get so much bezel-age, and it's worth pointing out that during normal usage, it's often difficult to notice the difference between an HD and a QHD resolution on a smartphone. 

Both the upcoming Z11 and Z11 Max should pack the Nubia UI atop Android 5.1.1 Lollipop. Hopefully, we'll get an official announcement very soon. 

source: GizmoChina



1. kiko007

Posts: 7521; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Android Lollipop? Really ZTE? It's been about 7 or 8 months since MM came out for Christ sake! This is fragmentation at it's finest.

2. 444777

Posts: 399; Member since: May 02, 2016

Makes no difference. Even ICS and lollipop has no difference. Android 5 has come to its highest peaks. Unlike ios every updates adds features stolen from Android.

3. kiko007

Posts: 7521; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

That's not the issue. ZTE has several handsets updated to Android 6.0 (Axon Pro among others) so this makes no sense. And wth does IOS have to do with this?

4. 444777

Posts: 399; Member since: May 02, 2016

You have a point there actually. True. Thier other models are on 6.0.

5. true1984

Posts: 870; Member since: May 23, 2012

project butter was not implemented until jellybean. that alone is a big difference

9. zunaidahmed

Posts: 1185; Member since: Dec 24, 2011

ICS and lollipop does have a difference, KitKat and lollipop probably has less of a difference. The again, I could really tell the difference between marshmallow and lollipop, bit that could just be me

6. 27satz

Posts: 158; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

It is not hard to bring a 83% screen-to-body ratio in a 6" smartphone. Can we see this achievement in a 5" smartphone? Missing Nostalgic days with Xperial ZL.

7. abdoualgeria

Posts: 928; Member since: Jul 27, 2015

if +80% screen-to-body ratio like the mate 8 , no thanks

8. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

Higher screen to body ratio = higher rate of broken screan.. My 2 cent.

10. shield

Posts: 870; Member since: Sep 12, 2015

Z11 Max Dimensions 159.2 x 82.3 x 7.4 mm 83,27% screen to body ratio? WUT? MATE 8 Dimensions 157.1 x 80.6 x 7.9 mm 78,00% screen to body ratio. So 83.27% Z11 have not.

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