Yesterday, Nubia launched its annual flagship in Beijing in face of the Nubia Z18. The Nubia Z18 mini has been out for a long time and was available for purchase. As for now, we are offering to take a closer look at the unboxing photos and recall its key features. Honestly, it’s one of the best phones available on the market.
Undoubtedly, the biggest highlight of the Nubia Z18 is the design, which uses the borderless water drop screen. It is officially called ‘Full Screen 3.0’, which is inspired by the natural form of water droplets. This phone also adopts an aRC4.0 borderless technology. The 6-inch screen is supplied by JDI. It has a resolution of 2160×1080, an aspect ratio of 18:9, a screen ratio is up to 91.8%, and it is equivalent to a 5.2-inch phone when holding in hand. Thus, it is great in terms of single-hand operations.
The back of the Nubia Z18 uses a 3D curved glass body, which is covered by Corning Gorilla Glass. It provides two colors of night black and nebula red. We are looking at the former one. The curved glass polished by a new process with six super-fine surfaces and then strengthened to form a perfect curved glass. Then, an anti-fingerprint coating is added to the surface of the glass through an electroplating process, thereby achieving such luster on the body.
All the aforementioned design elements are great. But what’s more important, the Nubia Z18 is a beast inside. It is packed with a Snapdragon 845 chip, which is paired with a 6/8GB of RAM, 64/128GB of internal storage, and 3450mAh battery, which supports 9V/2A 18W fast charge. There is also a 16MP + 24MP dual-camera with AI (Sony IMX 499, 1/2.8-inch large sensor, dual F/1.6 aperture, the industry’s most powerful professional graphics processor Spectra 280 ISP, OIS + EIS support, 1.22?m pixel size, 0.1s extreme speed focus support, multi-point focus support). On the front, the Nubia Z18 carries an 8MP shooter (1.12?m and F/2.0 aperture).
Our protagonist runs on Nubia UI 6.0. At the same time, the phone comes with the Maverick Voice 2.0. Now, it is more intelligent and more capable of learning. Also, it is comprehensively improved in speech recognition, natural language understanding, emotion perception, and semantic synthesis. This technology is in a deep cooperation with the new NeoVision ET image engine, which can accurately identify more than 500 scenes. The recognition accuracy is 40% higher than that of ordinary AI.
In terms of price, the Nubia Z18 6GB+64GB version is priced at 2,799 yuan ($409), and the 8GB+128GB version is priced at 3,299 yuan ($483).