Today is unquestionably HTC’s: no matter how sales of the new One (M8) end up doing, today the M8 stands alone in the spotlight. Still, in spite of all the attention the new One is getting, another manufacturer dares to compete for a spot in the headlines next to HTC, and ZTE this morning unveiled its own latest Android, the 6.44-inch Nubia X6 phablet.
Rumors suggested that ZTE might take advantage of that big screen size by giving the X6 a quad HD display; ultimately, that’s not what we get here today, and the X6 will instead have a 1080p panel. The phone’s powered by a Snapdragon 801 (different variants will use either 8974AB or 8974AC chips), and has 3GB of RAM (at least one place where the X6 beats-out the new HTC One).
Both front and rear cameras offer 13-megapixel sensors, with optical stabilization present for the rear main camera. Storage starts at 32GB, with 64GB and even 128GB options available. The X6 supports dual SIM cards, and its radios are optimized for operation in China – as of yet, we haven’t heard of plans to bring the phablet elsewhere, thought that may change. Pricing starts at what works out to about $485, going up to $645 for the 128GB edition.