ZTE Launches Mid-Range Nubia Z5S and Z5S mini in China, LTE Models Available

A forerunner in the Chinese smartphone market, ZTE has released two mid-tier smartphones today, the ZTE Nubia 5s and Nubia Z5s mini. The devices will come in two variants, one with LTE support and one without, and come with 16 or 32GB of storage. The design of the Nubia Z5s and the Z5s mini resemble the iPhone, with one physical circular button on the bottom of the handsets and a slab-like form factor. Under the hood, the devices run Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean. The predecessor to the Nubia Z5s, the Nubia Z5 managed to make it to U.S. shores, which occurred months after its Chinese launch. We still have no word on if or when the device will land in the U.S., but it sure would be an affordable Android handset which could compete with the likes of the Nexus 5 and the LG G2.

The ZTE Nubia 5s sports the following specs:

  • LTE or 3G connectivity (depending on carrier and region)
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 CPU running at 2.3GHz
  • 2GB of RAM, 16GB or 32GB of storage
  • Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean
  • 1080p Sharp IGZO display
  • 13 megapixel, f/2.0 aperture camera with OIS, 120 fps capability, 4K video capture
  • 5 megapixel front camera
  • IR Blaster
  • Dual band (2.4GHz and 5GHz) Wi-Fi ac support
  • 2300 mAh battery
  • Dimensions: 137.7 × 68.8 × 7.6mm
  • Weight: 126g

The ZTE Nubia 5s mini’s specs are as follows:

  • LTE or 3G connectivity
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 1.7 GHz CPU
  • 2GB of RAM, 16GB or 32 GB of storage
  • Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean
  • 13 megapixel camera, f/2.2, no IOS
  • 5 megapixel front camera
  • 7.6 mm thick
  • Weight: 120g

As for pricing, the ZTE Nubia 5s 3G 16GB will cost 1999 Yuan, or $328, and the 32GB LTE version will run 3456 Yuan, or $567. The Nubia Z5s mini costs 1499 Yuan, or $246, and the 32GB LTE version costs 2345 Yuan or $348.

[Via: Unwired View]

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