Just as expected and rumored for a long while, ZTE announced today two new handsets, one flagship and one derived version of it. Interestingly, we were actually expecting 3 new phones, but 2 will do. We’re talking about the ZTE Nubia Z9 Max and the ZTE Nubia Z9 Mini, shown below.
They share a few specs, but the size is different and the Z9 Max is clearly better specced. These models have the same Full HD resolution, 16 MP camera and Android 5.0 Lollipop as the OS. They also rely on aluminum frames. ZTE Nubia Z9 Max packs a 5.5 inch Full HD IPS display, with Gorilla Glass 3 protection, an octa core 64 bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor, 3 GB of RAM and 16 GB of storage.
It also has a microSD card slot, Android 5.0 with Nubia UI 2.8, dual nano SIM card slots and a 16 MP camera with LED flash and Sony IMX234 Exmor RS sensor. There’s also an 8 megapixel front camera with Sony IMX179 Exmor R sensor, with 80 degree viewing angles. Finally, this model supports 4G LTE and offers a 2900 mAh battery. Moving on to the smaller model, ZTE Nubia Z9 Mini packs a 5 inch Full HD display, an octa core Snapdragon 615 chipset, 2 GB of RAM, 16 GB of storage and Android 5.0 with Nubia UI 2.8 on top.
There’s a 16 MP back camera, an 8 MP front shooter, 4G LTE in the mix, plus a 2900 mAh battery as well. Nubia Z9 Max is priced at around $402, while the Mini goes for around $241. The first one goes on sale on April 16th and the second on April 2nd.