In case you haven’t checked your calendar… apps lately, April 19 came and went without so much as a hint regarding the rumored ZTE Nubia X8 and X8 Max announcements. The Nubia Z11 and Z11 Max are themselves oddly kept on the sidelines, with just the diminutive derivation unveiled, plus two new low-key Blade-series mid-rangers.
But perhaps the X8 “delays” are for the best, allowing ZTE to polish and perfect at least three 6.4-inch models, including one that sounds straight out of a sci-fi movie. Yes, we’re hearing whispers of a Nubia X8 or X8 Max “Ultimate” configuration now, possibly endowed with Snapdragon 823 processing power, 6GB RAM, both 128 and 256GB internal storage options, and 4K screen resolution.
This obviously depends on how quickly Qualcomm can make SD820’s sequel available for sampling and a commercial launch, so even if real, it could still take five to ten more months to reach stores.
In the meantime, you should probably expect Lifestyle and Standard versions of the ZTE Nubia X8 to break cover, with Full and Quad HD display pixel counts respectively. Also, 3 and 4GB RAM, and 32 and 64/128GB ROM respectively. Their main joint characteristic? A Snapdragon 820 SoC, of course, as well as 16 and 8MP cameras and a 4,000 mAh battery, if recent Tenaa certifications are any indication.
Intriguingly enough, a bunch of super-high-res product images have also been spilled online, starring a massive Android with slim bezels, what looks like aluminum unibody construction, snazzy gold paint job, rear-fitted circular fingerprint scanner, clean lines, and sharp corners. A beauty and a beast, what more could you ask for?