Nubia (ZTE brand) has formalized its high-end smartphone Z5 at the official launch, which was held in Beijing today.
This Android device features a 1080p HD screen of 5 inches, and is powered by a Qualcomm processor MPQ8064 also known as S4 premium. This is a surprising choice since it is the only SoC catalog Qualcomm to ignore the GPS. It is not equipped with modem part: this functionality is provided by a third-party component also signed Qualcomm. Note that the Chinese version of the Z5 supports CDMA2000 networks (800 MHz for China Telecom) and WCDMA (2100 MHz for China Unicom). When released in the rest of the world, the Z5 will of course be compatible with 4G/LTE networks.
For multimedia, the Nubia Z5 gets a 13-megapixel camera which opens to f2.2. Nubia specifies that consists of five optical elements provided by Konica Minolta, and the photo layer allows the developed and exposure settings by selecting an area on the touch screen.
When it comes to audio/video components, Z5 supports Wi-Fi Display, and is equipped with a micro USB compatible with MHL.
Despite its high-end features, and despite the presence of a battery capacity of 2300 mAh, the Nubia Z5 measures just 7.6 mm thick, which makes it the thinnest phone in its class (5 inches).
For now, Nubia provides no information about a possible marketing in Europe and other parts of the World. There is also a second unknown factor: how much will this phablet cost? In January, N5 should be priced at ¥3.456, which is nearly $450 in its 32GB version.