Well, isn’t this a nice little surprise? The timing might not feel very inspired to our American readers, but the ZTE Nubia N1 exclusively targets cash-strapped Android power users in China anyway, so what does it matter to them that today’s the Fourth of July?
Priced at the equivalent of $255 (CNY 1,700), the brand-new 5.5-incher greatly resembles (on the outside) a slightly older 5.5-incher that managed to rack up a million pre-orders in a day. Granted, the almost invisible screen borders on the Nubia Z11 are a tad more visible here, and ZTE’s design team clearly reduced its efforts to hide the antenna lines.
Still, you’re looking at yet another stylish and robust metal-made powerhouse, this time packing Helio P10 punch instead of Snapdragon 820, and capping off at 3GB in the memory department, as well as 64 gigs of internal storage, expandable via microSD.
All is not downgraded however, with the ZTE Nubia N1 amazingly bumping up the Z11’s battery capacity from a respectable 3,000 mAh to a mind-blowing 5,000. Somehow, the Full HD display-sporting device doesn’t strike us as (overly) chunky, and it features decent 13 and 5MP cams too, naturally running Android 6.0 Marshmallow out the box. Now that’s bang for buck!