After launching the ZTE Nubia Z17 Mini, the company seems to be gearing up to launch its premium model. A Nubia handset has been spotted on benchmarking site Geekbench which is likely to be the ZTE Nubia Z17.
Coming from tipster Krispitech, the news was leaked via his Twitter handle. Bearing model number Nubia NX563J, the phone touted to be Nubia Z17 runs Android 7.1.1 Nougat OS, as per the Geekbench listing.
It further reveals that ZTE Nubia Z17 will pack in top of the line Snapdgraon 835 octa-core processor clocked at 1.90GHz. This will be paired with 4GB RAM.
Interestingly, as compared to the mini version of Nubia Z17, while the OS on board the new Nubia phone gets an upgrade (Nubia Z17 mini came with Android Marshmallow), the RAM has been kept equivalent to the lower version of Nubia Z17. ZTE launched Nubia Z17 in two storage options — one with 4GB RAM and the other with 6GB RAM, both paired with 64GB storage. This leads us to believe that if indeed ZTE equips the new Nubia Z17 with 4GB RAM, it should be paired with 64GB storage.
Again, the SoC has received an upgrade from Snapdragon 652 / Snapdragon 653 in Nubia Z17 mini to Snapdragon 835 in the new device. This should ensure enhanced performance. With upgraded software and hardware, in all possibility the Nubia Z17 should also sport rear dual cameras, akin to its predecessor and a rear mounted fingerprint scanner.
ZTE Nubia Z17 Mini, launched early this month, turned out to be a small wonder in the mid-range category. And with the listed Geekbench specs, its successor too seems to carry all the necessary requirements to emerge as a successful device.