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.