Last month ZTE made the Nubia Z9 Max official, alongside the smaller Z9 Mini. The latter has been quite the success for the company in the first flash sale organized for it - where no less than 68,700 units were grabbed in just 58 seconds.
The Z9 Max, on the other hand, still hasn't been released. It was supposed to go on sale for the first time tomorrow at 10 AM China time. However, ZTE has announced through its Weibo account that the launch is postponed.
The ZTE Nubia Z9 Max will thus go on sale at some point in May. No exact date has been unveiled yet. The delay has to do with the complex manufacturing process required to build this particular smartphone, which is made from glass and aluminum.
The company says it applies quality control measures that are above industry standards, and they have resulted in this situation - along with the very substantial amount of time needed to make each and every Z9 Max unit.
The handset is probably going to be quite successful in China, since it's priced at CNY 2,499 ($402 or €378) and comes with Qualcomm's Snapdragon 810 SoC, 3GB of RAM, and a 16 MP rear camera.
The front-facing unit is an 8 MP shooter, and the Nubia Z9 Max also sports a 5.5-inch 1080p touchscreen, 4G support, 16GB of expandable internal storage, and a 2,900 mAh battery. It runs Android 5.0.2 Lollipop.