ZTE is Nubia’s sub-brand aiming at bringing top-end innovative smartphones to adventurous users who want to pursue new experiences and an enhanced quality of life. This is the official introduction of the brand. What’s more amazing, all the handsets coming our way from this company correspond it. The newly announced Nubia Z18 mini is no exception.
As you should know, Nubia’s flagship line, which comes with a letter of ‘Z’ is also known as Mavericks. The Mavericks 9 is also known as the Nubia Z18 mini. (The rest of eight models are the Z5 mini, Z5S mini, Z7 mini, Z9 mini, Z11 mini, Z11 miniS, Z17 mini, Z17 miniS.) At this moment, our protagonist is available for pre-order at $429.99.
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As usual, one of the highlighted selling points of the Nubia Z18 mini is the design. It uses a 3D curved glass passed through multiple manufacturing processes to provide a perfect touch feeling. At the same time, the company continues using its much-popular nubiArc design style, which provides a 4.5mm thickness at the thinnest part of the fuselage.
Its second selling point is considered to be the 5.7-inch full-screen screen with an 18:9 aspect ratio, a resolution of 2160 × 1080 pixels, 450nit brightness, 1500:1 ratio, 428PPI pixel density, 2.5D arc glass, 180 degrees of viewing angle, and In-Cell technology.
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This is one of the first handsets coming with the Snapdragon 660AIE chip with a neural network acceleration chip. It runs on a 14nm process node and clocks at a 2.2GHz frequency. The SoC is also paired with a 6GB of RAM, 64GB of internal storage, Adreno 512 graphics, and 3450mAh battery supporting NeoPower power-saving technology.
The smartphone runs on nubiaUI based on Android 8.1. The Nubia Z18 mini comes with an exclusive Maverick voice support. So you can make various operations such as launching apps or transferring text in real time by sending voice commands.
As for photography, the Nubia Z18 mini sports a 24+5MP dual-camera with an aperture of f/1.7, PDAF phase focus and white contrast focus support at a 0.1-second focusing speed. On the front, it features an 8MP camera with a f/2.0 aperture and AI algorithm supporting smart beauty.