ZTE’s elite Nubia brand went official with the Nubia Z17 in June, announcing both a 6GB RAM + 64GB / 128GB storage and an high-end 8GB RAM + 128GB version. A new variant with 8GB RAM + 64GB storage was later spotted on TENAA a couple of weeks back, which means, the 8GB RAM version would soon be available in two storage types, and therefore, two different price points.
Since the launch, none of the 8GB RAM versions have been up for sale. However, starting today, the 8GB version of Z17 is available for pre-order on Nubia’s official website and on Nubia official flagship store on Jingdong. One good thing about having an 8+64GB variant is that it brings down the price of the top-end model drastically. While the 8GB RAM + 128GB storage variant is available for 3999 Yuan ($587), the 8GB RAM +64GB storage version is available for a much cheaper, 3,199 Yuan ($480) price tag. The pre-order will run from now until August 28 when the sales would commence.
As a reminder, the Nubia Z17 features a bezel-less 5.5-inch 1080p display panel protected by Corning Gorilla Glass. It is powered by a Snapdragon 835 processor and gets its juice from a 3200mAh battery with support for QC 4.0 fast charging. On the camera end, it features a powerful dual camera setup that consists of a 23MP + 12MP sensor with f/1.8 aperture and 1.4um large pixel. The setup supports 2x optical zoom and 10x dynamic zoom. There is also a 16MP selfie shooter at the front. In addition, the phone comes with Android 7.1 with Nubia UI 5.0 on top. Connectivity features include Dolby Atmos, Hi-Fi+, NFC, Bluetooth 4.1 and dual-band Wi-Fi ac.