Nubia Launches the Z17 Mini with Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 SoC in India for ₹19,999 ($310)

Nubia Launches the Z17 Mini with Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 SoC in India for ₹19,999 ($310)

ZTE’s sub-brand Nubia has launched the Mini variant of their newest Z17 flagship in India. The Nubia Z17 Mini focuses on photography and performance in the mid-range segment.

The Nubia Z17 Mini comes with a metallic unibody that has become popular in recent years. The front of the device is dominated by the 5.2″ FHD LTPS LCD display. The gold colored trimming around the fingerprint sensor on the back, as well as what we presume is a capacitive home button on the front, give the device a unique look to differentiate from the sea of similar looking devices in the Indian market.

The Nubia Z17 Mini is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 SoC, a definite downgrade from the Snapdragon 835 on the flagship Z17 but a competent SoC nonetheless. The Snapdragon 652 is complemented by 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage as well as options for microSD expandability. The phone also has a USB Type-C port and a 2,950 mAh battery which should be sufficient for a phone of its size. The Z17 Mini runs on Nubia UI 4.0 based on Android 6.0 Marshmallow.

Nubia is focusing a lot on mobile photography with this smartphone. The rear setup comprises of dual 13MP Sony IMX258 sensors with f/2.2 aperture. The dual camera setup uses a RGB sensor and a monochromatic sensor for better detailing in lower light scenarios. The front camera is a 16MP shooter with f/2.0 aperture for the selfie-obsessed. The Nubia Z17 Mini also throws in several software improvements to allow for better and creative uses of its camera.

The Nubia Z17 Mini is available for registration at Nubia’s website, while the phone will be available on Amazon.in from June 12th 2017. The Nubia Z17 Mini will cost ₹19,999 ($310) in India.

What are your thoughts on the Nubia Z17 Mini? Should OEMs continue to use the Qualcomm Snapdragon 65x SoC’s in mid range devices? Let us know in the comments below!

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