Portuguese footballer and Real Madrid C.F player, Cristiano Ronaldo is the brand ambassador for Nubia. Earlier today, he took to his Weibo page to share a picture from his photo shoot with the soon-to-be-released Nubia Z17 Mini.
The image gives us a good look at Nubia’s second dual camera phone for the year, the first being the Nubia M2 released last week. There are a number of differences between both devices but we will just focus on the obvious ones. First the dual cameras and the LED flash are positioned differently. In the Z17 Mini, they are positioned along the antenna line like you have in the iPhone 7. The LED flash also precedes the cameras.
For the Nubia M2, it sports the U-design antenna lines, so you have the dual cameras below it. The sensor also come before the LED flash. Another major difference is the position of the fingerprint scanner. It sits upfront underneath the home button in the M2 but is positioned at the back on the Z17 Mini.
Both phones will also differ in terms of specs. According to the information on TENAA, the Nubia Z17 Mini will have a 5.2-inch 1080p screen, 4GB of RAM, 64GB of storage, 16MP front facing camera and probably dual 13MP sensors on the back. Due to the smaller screen, the battery has been cut down to 2930mAh.
The processor for the Z17 Mini is clocked at 1.8GHz but is unspecified. Some say it might be the Snapdragon 653 but it’s clocked at 1.95GHz on the Galaxy C9 Pro and the OPPO F3 Plus, so it is either a different processor or TENAA has the clockspeed wrong.
The Nubia Z17 Mini is scheduled for an April 6 launch and that is when we will get to know the price.