The follow-up to the ZTE Nubia Z7 flagship of last year has been showing up in supposed live images recently, though with some disconcerting differences. The final looks of the ZTE Nubia Z9 aren't officially known yet, but we appear to have obtained the specs, courtesy of an Antutu database entry.
The popular benchmark's site lists the device with an internal designation NX510J to pack the mighty Snapdragon 810 chipset, expected to be found in each and every flagship this year except the Samsung Galaxy S6 / S6 edge. Operating memory is solid 3GB and internal storage is quoted at 32GB, both befitting the high-end aspirations of the smartphone. What's not up to 2015 flagship standards though, is the score of just shy of 47K, which is very much a last year figure.
Interestingly, we witness a decrease in both screen size and resolution, compared to the previous installment. The Nubia Z9 is reported to feature a 5.2-inch FullHD display, as opposed the 5.5-inch QHD panel in the old generation.
Other than that, the Antutu entry reveals a rather capable camera equipment, at least on paper. The main unit on the back employs a 16MP sensor, while the selfie-loving crowd will be pleased to find an 8MP front snapper.
The rest of the hardware, as well as the smartphone's final appearance, remains to be disclosed, and that's expected to happen on March 26 at a dedicated ZTE press event.