ZTE has launched Nubia Z9 mini, a smaller and affordable version of its Nubia Z9 flagship in India. This is the first smartphone under the company’s Nubia brand to be made available in India. The handset is being offered exclusively through Amazon India at a price of Rs. 16,999 equivalent to US$ 267. It is available at Amazon through open sale, no flash sales or pre-registration or anything.
The ZTE Nubia Z9 mini boasts of a 5-inch full HD display with 1080 x 1920 pixels resolution and 441 ppi. It has a Sharp CGS (Continuous Grain Silicon) IPS OGS screen with Corning Gorilla Glass III protection. Under the hood, it has a 64-bit octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 processor clocked at 1.5GHz and an Adreno 405 graphics processor.
Memory options include 2GB of RAM and 16GB of native storage expandable up to 128GB via microSD card. . A 16MP camera having a Sony IMX234 Exmor RS sensor, f/2.0 aperture and LED flash, is present at the back of the phone. On the front, there is an 8MP camera with Sony IMX179 Exmor R sensor, f/2.4 aperture and an 80 degree wide angle lens. The phone has a 3000mAh battery for power and supports 4G LTE connectivity. It comes with pre-installed Android 5.0 Lollipop topped with ZTE’s Nubia UI 2.8.
The device measures 141.3×69.8×8.2mm and weighs 147g. Other connectivity options it offers are Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n/ac, GPS/ A-GPS Bluetooth 4.0 and Micro-USB with OTG The device is currently available in Black color.
The Chinese phone maker has not revealed whether plans to launch other smartphones under the Nubia brand in India.