Nubia’s flagship line comes with a letter of ‘Z’ is also known as Mavericks. The Mavericks 8 in face of the Nubia Z17S and Nubia Z17 miniS is already out. We have managed to take our hands on the former phone that is considered to be the closest rival to the Xiaomi Mi MIX 2, and now it’s turn of its sibling, which is going to fight in a lower niche that is led by the Mi Note 3 and Vivo X20.
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The back of the phone uses a 3D curved design like the Mi Note 2. It is made of glass, which gives an additional charm to the phone. The frame is made of metal with a 4.3mm thickness. The Nubia Z17 miniS is said to come in three color options – black variant with a gold frame, a blue model with a silver frame, and the Aegean Sea. The latter differs from all other blue colors due to the manufacturing process – it requires up to 2524 processes to complete the adjustment. It’s also the first in the market that uses a 3D curved design with a gradient coloring. Today you can assess its beauty. It quite differs from the Nubia Z17 mini Aurora Blue.
In comparison to the original Nubia Z17 mini, the improvements refer not only to the appearance. It comes with a 5.2-inch screen with a Full HD resolution, 424PPI pixel density, and a contrast ratio of 1500:1. Below the screen, we can find the Nubia-styled home button that is used for fingerprint payments. As you guess, the Nubia Z17 miniS comes with an NFC chip. The fingerprint scanner works on Netcom 3.0 technology.
As for the hardware, this amazing handset is packed with a Snapdragon 653 chip, a 6GB of RAM, a 3200mAh battery supporting NeoPower 3.0 power control technology, a dual-camera with 13MP (color + black and white) sensors with tons of great features, a 16+5MP dual-camera on the front supporting real-time background blurring function for selfies, Beautify AI 2.0 function, and many more.
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This beast is even priced quite affordable if taking into account the Nubia Z17 miniS is fighting in the super mid-range market. The starting price is 1999 yuan ($303). But the Aegean Sea variant costs 2099 yuan ($318). The phone will become available for purchase on October 19.
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