ZTE Nubia Z11 to Launch at CES 2016, Rumored to Sport Snapdragon 820 SoC

by Teja Chedalla 0

In October, a new ZTE handset named Nubia Z9 Max Elite had been officially launched by the company featuring a bezel-less display as seen on the earlier Nubia Z9 series of smartphones. It also sports side mounted fingerprint sensor along with all metal body. The company had also announced special edition Nubia Z9Z9 Max, Z9 Mini on the occasion of Nubia brands third anniversary.

Though all these can be listed as the variants of the original Nubia Z9, few leaked images suggesting a new flagship to be launched by the company at the upcoming CES 2016. The device will be named as ‘Nubia Z11‘ and comes with all new bezel-less display. It uses the patented Frame interactive Technology (FiT) that makes uses of the frame to interacting with the device while the Nubia Z9 was the first device to use this technology, now it might come with much-improved functionalities.

The innovative arc Refractive Conduction (aRC) technology is what ZTE using to hide the edge of the display instead of using the frame. Apart from the all new display technologies, the Nubia Z11 will also be one of the powerful device available in the market after its launch. It sports a 5.2-inch Quad HD display and runs on the Android 6.0 Marshmallow with customized Nubia UI.

Nubia Z11 details (1)

Unlike the edge displays on few of the Samsung Galaxy smartphones, the top glass layer is only curved but not the whole display, this is similar to that of Blackberry Priv.The extra curved display can be used for gesture supported shortcuts, and we expect the company to come with some innovative features by the time of the actual launch. It has an iconic Nubia ring that serves as a home button.

Under the hood, it is powered by the recently unveiled 64-bit Snapdragon 820 quad-core processor. While the devices powered by this new chipset will be available in the 1H of 2016, we can expect the device to be unveiled in early 2016. It has 4GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage. As seen in the images, the fingerprint sensor is added on the rear of the device.

It has 20.7MP rear camera with dual tone LED Flash and a 13MP front-facing camera for selfies and video calls. In the meantime, we will see the launch of new flagships like Vivo X6, Xiaomi Mi 5, and Samsung Galaxy S7. Stay tuned for more updates!

Teja Chedalla

A Mechanical Engineer who loves cricket and is mad for traveling. Here at PhoneRadar, he covers exclusive news around gadgets & technology by digging deep into the Internet. You can connect with him on all the social platforms @T4Teja.