Likely encouraged by the warm reception of US mobile consumers for the Axon line, China-based device maker ZTE is reportedly looking to further perk up its presence in the all-important, super-competitive Western market.
Remember the recently rendered Nubia Z11? Of course you do, as it’s not every day that you get to check out such a handsome slab in pre-release form, complete with Samsung-style edges, and what seems like an aluminum unibody construction.
This should follow in the footsteps of the Nubia Z9 and Z7, both of which targeted primarily Asian audiences. But ZTE’s very own officials suggest that won’t be the case again, and in fact, the Z11 will soon see daylight simultaneously stateside and in the OEM’s homeland.
Quite a bold plan, considering even the first Axon gradually rolled out around the world, starting with America, then China, then finally Europe. Unfortunately, the ZTE Nubia Z11’s launch timeline remains under wraps, and so do its key specifications.
It’s possible we’ll get some one-on-one time with the Snapdragon 820 powerhouse at CES in Las Vegas in early January or Barcelona’s Mobile World Congress late the next month. The former stage sounds way more fitting if ZTE wants to pursue its American dream, and features like pre-installed Android 6.0 Marshmallow, 4GB RAM, 5.2-inch Quad HD screen resolution, and up to 128GB internal storage are just about guaranteed.
But will they be enough to give the Samsung Galaxy S7 a run for its money?