ZTE Nubia Z5 now official: Android Jelly Bean, 1080p screen. Price: $555
As expected, today, December 26, ZTE has officially unveiled its first 1080p smartphone: the Nubia Z5.
The Z5 is a high-end device, made to stand next to HTC’s Butterfly / Droid DNA, and even Samsung’s upcoming (and unannounced) Galaxy S4.
Apart from the 5 inch IPS display with 1920 x 1080 pixels, the Nubia Z5 features: Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean, HSPA+, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, NFC, Bluetooth 4.0, 13MP rear camera with Flash, 2MP front-facing camera, 1.5GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro (APQ8064) processor, 2GB of RAM, 32GB of internal memory, and a 3,000 mAh battery.
The handset weighs 126 grams, and is really thin, measuring 138 x 69.2 x 7.6 mm.
ZTE says the Nubia Z5 will retail for 3,456 yuan (about $555) in China, starting January 2013, having two color options: white and black. There will be a mysterious titanium version of it that’s going to be much more expensive: 7,890 yuan (around $1,265).
You can check out the Nubia Z5 here at its official website – available only in Chinese for now.
Oppo, the other Chinese handset maker that has a 1080p handset – the Find 5 – said it would bring the device to North America and other markets. ZTE didn’t mention if its Nubia Z5 will be available outside China, but we’ll probably hear something about this soon.