ZTE sub-brand Nubia, celebrating its fourth anniversary on Monday, has unveiled the Nubia Z11 mini S smartphone in its home market. The smartphone's biggest highlight is the 23-megapixel rear camera with phase-detection autofocus that can focus on an object in 0.1 seconds. It is the fourth model in the company's Z11 series, following the Nubia Z11, Z11 Max, and Z11 mini.
Available in gold with black, gold, and silver options, ZTE Nubia Z11 mini S is currently up for pre-orders on the company's official website in China at CNY 1,499 (approximately Rs. 14,867) for the 64GB variant and CNY 1,899 (roughly Rs. 18,834) for the 128GB model. The device will go on sale on October 25.
ZTE Nubia Z11 mini S sports a 5.2-inch full-HD screen with 2.5D curved glass display design, Gorilla Glass protection, 450 nits brightness, and 85 percent NTSC colour gamut. Featuring an aircraft-grade aluminium body with unibody design and curved antenna on top, the smartphone runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow with nubia UI 4.0 on top. There is no word regarding when - and if - the ZTE Nubia Z11 mini S will get the Android Nougat update.
Under the hood is the 2.0GHz octa-core Snapdragon 625 processor with 4GB RAM. Apart from the in-built 64GB and 128GB storage options, the new Nubia Z11 mini S supports microSD cards of capacities up to 200GB. However, the microSD card takes up one of the two SIM card slots, since it features the hybrid SIM setup.
The 23-megapixel rear camera of Nubia Z11 mini S has phase-detection auto-focus, f/2.0 aperture for better lowlight imaging, and Sapphire lens. The front camera, on the other hand, has a 13-megapixel Sony IMX25 sensor with phase-detection auto-focus, f/2.2 aperture, and 5P lens.
On the connectivity front, the ZTE Nubia Z11 mini S supports 4G VoLTE, dual-band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.1, and USB Type C; it also has a fingerprint sensor on the back as well as NeoSafe 2.0 technology to make NFC-based payments secure. Nubia Z11 mini S comes supports the FiT 2.0 technology as well, which allows to activate certain preset functions when the user swipes on the left or right edge of the screen. The 3000mAh non-removable battery comes with NeoPower 2.0 power management functionality.