ZTE Nubia Z11 lineup expected to finally go official on April 19 in Beijing
ZTE seems to be doing with its Nubia sub-brand basically what Huawei’s been doing for Honor-labeled devices, as we patiently await the oft-rumored announcement and subsequent global launch of a Z11 trio.
You may notice the most recent hint regarding an approaching Nubia Z11 presentation in Beijing contains no reference to the ZTE name, just a date, venue and tagline that roughly translates “Small world, big wonders.”
Clearly, Nubia is alluding to the April 19 unveiling of both a small and big phone, as well as an even bigger one, we presume, dubbed Z11 Max. Or perhaps it’s only the Z11 Mini that’s coming for now, with a compact footprint and high-end features.
Not too compact, though, since last year’s Nubia Z9 mini measured 5 inches in screen diagonal, as should its sequel, based on Tenaa certification records. No iPhone SE-rivaling intentions here, but the quality – pricing ratio might easily enchant you, if the Z11 Mini is indeed to cost roughly $230 with 1080p display resolution in tow, octa-core processing power, 3GB RAM, fingerprint recognition, and expandable 32GB storage.
Meanwhile, the 5.2-inch or so ZTE Nubia Z11 will likely up the ante essentially across the board, to a Quad HD panel, Snapdragon 820 SoC, 4GB memory, and 21 and 13MP cameras. Finally, the Nubia Z11 Max is mainly wrapped in secrecy, so we wouldn’t rule out its cancelation, as phablet demand dwindles worldwide, and there’s not much you can do to distinguish a prospective 5.5 or 5.7-incher from the “standard” Z11 anyway.