A few short hours ago we told you that ZTE is getting ready to unveil a new nubia-branded smartphone on March 21. This will be the sub-brand's first model to sport a dual rear camera setup, and the Chinese company is already sending invites for the event.
Now a list of purported specs for that device arrives via Weibo, complete with its name. Apparently it will be called nubia Z17 mini. Needless to say, take all of this with a hefty dose of salt since it's just one unconfirmed rumor for now.
The Z17 mini would succeed the Z11 mini from last year. And sure, ZTE has gotten us used to skipping numbers for the nubia line - after all, the Z11 came after the Z9. But jumping from 11 straight to 17? That seems a bit extreme, though of course nothing's impossible in the mobile world.ZTE nubia Z11
Anyway, let's talk specs. The Z17 mini will allegedly come with a 5.2-inch 1080p touchscreen, a 13 MP + 13 MP dual rear camera setup (with two Sony IMX258 sensors), a 16 MP front-facing camera for selfies, 64GB of storage, a USB Type-C port, and a 3,000 mAh battery with support for Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0.
The chipset used and amount of RAM you get will vary depending on which version you buy. One will come with the Snapdragon 652 paired with 4GB of RAM, another with the Snapdragon 653 and 6GB of memory. These will be out in black and gold. There will be an additional blue model sporting the SD653 chip but 4GB of RAM for whatever reason.
Prices will start at CNY 1,899 for the SD652/4GB versions, and right now that translates into about $274 or €257.