Last year red was the third most popular color in the smartphone market. Behind the black and white color options we have seen the red Oppo R9S and red iPhone 7/Plus. As for this year, the third favorite color for handsets is considered to be blue. Obviously, there will be different shades of this color, but they don’t affect the idea we are talking about. Say, Huawei has launched its flagships, the P10 and Honor 9 in blue; Xiaomi has done the same for its Mi 6 smartphone and many more. So the next great handset with such a coloring is the Nubia Z17 mini.
When we have been reviewing this product we have had only the black and red color options. Now when the blue variant is out, we have got our hands on it as well. Like its sibling, the original Nubia Z17 this one comes in various color options including Elegant Black, Gold Black, Champagne Gold, and Red. As for the larger model, it is available in Black Gold, Soft Gold, Black, Blue, and Red. So, the blue Nubia Z17 mini launch hints the company wants to fill the gap in the range.
Anyway, the blue variant (aka aurora blue) of the Nubia Z17 mini is available for purchase, and I am offering you to recall its key features before getting acquainted with the out of box photos. The Z17 mini sports a 5.2-inch Full HD screen covered with a 2.5D glass as well as Gorilla Glass, Snapdragon 653 octa-core processor paired with a 6GB RAM and Snapdragon 652 chip with a 4GB memory, 64GB internal storage that can be expanded up to 200GB, 2950mAh battery supporting NeoPower 2.5 power-saving technology, dual-camera with 13MP sensors as well as NeoVision customized image engine providing a variety of shooting modes, manual control and comprehensive options, 16MP front camera and many more. Finally, it supports full 4G network, and thanks to SkyBlue + TruSignal frequency technology it provides better signal, lower power consumption, and supports 2.4G / 5G dual-band Wi-Fi.
As for pricing, the Snapdragon 653 + 6GB variant is priced at 1999 yuan ($289), while the Snapdragon 652 +4GB variant is available for 1699 yuan ($246).