Nubia, a sub-brand to ZTE has released their first smartphone in Beijing, China yesterday dubbed the Nubia Z5 Smartphone. The new handset comes equipped with a 5-inch Full HD display in a ultra slim aluminum frame that measures only 7.6mm thick. The Nubia Z5 was created in collaboration with famed Italian designer Stefano Giovannoni, and it will probably not make its way stateside, or if it does it will probably under-go a name change.
The Nubia Z5 will be powered by Qualcomm’s 1.5GHz quad-core processor with 2GB of RAM and 32GB on internal storage. It comes with an impressive 13-megapixel camera with a F2.2 lens with five-element optics by Konica Minolta, plus separate touch focus and touch exposure in the app, the handset has a 2-megapixel camera on the front which will also be able to capture videos.
Being Nubia’s first phone we have no idea if it will come on the U.S. market, but we know that the chinese version of the Z5 will support both CDMA2000 (800MHz, for China Telecom) and WCDMA (2100MHz, for China Unicom); there’s also talk of an international version with LTE support, it will support WiFi connectivity plus a MHL output to beam content to a larger screen when necessary.
The Nubia Z5 will be available in the colors of matte black or glossy white, and once available it will be sold online or from local stores for the price of ¥3,456 (about $550).