The ZTE Nubia Z9 Mini and Nubia Z9 max leaked a day before launch, specs revealed!

by Joel 4

ZTE will announce the ZTE Nubia Z9 Mini, Z9 Max and the Z9 at an official event tomorrow. However, today, we already have the leaked images as well as specifications of both the models. This isn’t the first time we are hearing about the Z9 Max as the company had already shown off the device at MWC 2015. However, before today, we had only a handful of information about the ZTE Nubia Z9 Mini.


ZTE’s Nubia lineup has come a long way since its launch and the latest Z9 series features a new stylish design and top end specs to keep things interesting. We have already seen the Z9 Max in action and the design looked pretty good. Today’s leak confirms that the Z9 Mini will use the same design as the Max but in a smaller body. The ZTE Nubia Z9 Mini is a bit thicker than the Max, but just by 0.3mm. This is further justified by the battery onboard, which is the same 2900mAh capacity one found on the larger model.


Even though the phone bears the ‘Mini’ tag, it comes with capable hardware underneath. The device features the octa-core 64-bit Snapdragon 615 processor that’s currently used by most upper mid-range devices in the market. The processor is supported by 2GB RAM and 16GB ROM which is further expandable up to 128GB via MicroSD.


Since, this is the Z9 Mini, you get a compact 5-inch OGS display with full HD  1920 x 1080p resolution. There’s a 16MP camera at the back and an 8MP shooter at the front. As mentioned above, there will be a 2900 mAh battery, which is pretty great for a device of its size. Given that the phone is a part of the premium Nubia lineup, it will support all three Chinese carrier 4G networks namely China Mobile, China Unicom and China Telecom. As for software, the ZTE Nubia Z9 Mini will run on Android 5.0 version with the company’s Nubia v2.8 on top.


We already know most of the specs of the Z9 Max. It will sport the super fast Snapdragon 810 octa-core 64-bit processor with 3GB RAM and 16GB ROM which can be expandable. You get the same 16MP + 8MP camera combination as the Mini along with the 2900 mAh battery.

While its highly likely that the specs leaked by this source are bang on target, let me remind you that its still not official. Only after tomorrow’s launch can we confirm the specs and the features of the new ZTE Nubia Z9 Mini.