The upcoming ZTE Nubia Z17S and Z17 Mini S have appeared on 3C page of Jingdong. These phones were momentarily made available for registrations on the retailer site and then removed. This suggests that the Chinese manufacturer will be unleashing not only the rumored Z17S flagship phone on Oct. 12, but also a smaller phone dubbed as Z17 Mini S.
Nubia Z17 Mini S
Let’s talk about the Z17 Mini S first. Last year, ZTE had introduced ZTE Nubia Z11 Mini in April and in October it had released an upgraded model with Z11 Mini S moniker. Compared to Nubia 11 Mini, its upgraded model came numerous improvements like larger display, better chipset, better cameras, and bigger battery. It seems that the Chinese manufacturer will be adopting the same strategy this year.
In April this year, the company had released the ZTE Nubia Z17 Mini and it appears that NX589J Nubia phone that was certified by TENAA in the previous may launch as ZTE Nubia Z17 Mini S. The TENAA listing has revealed that the Z17 Mini S would be coming with a 5.2-inch full HD display like Z17 Mini.
The Snapdragon 653 along with 6 GB of RAM powers the Z17 Mini. However, the Z17 Mini S is expected to feature 2.0 GHz octa-core processor and 6 GB of RAM. Like the Z17 Mini, the newer model is pegged to feature 64 GB storage.
The most striking difference between the two phones is that the Z17 Mini S features dual front and rear cameras. The Z17 Mini has a 2,950mAh battery and the Z17 Mini S is speculated to house a larger battery of 3,100mAh capacity.
The Chinese manufacturer has been teasing the full-screen 2.1 design that will be introduced on its upcoming phone that will be launching on Oct. 12. Speculations have it that the NX595J Nubia phone that was certified by TENAA recently could be the Z17S flagship phone.
The Nubia Z17 was announced in June this year. It is packed with a true bezel-less display of 5.5 inches and is driven by Snapdragon 835 chipset and 8 GB of RAM. It measures 152.6 x 72.4 x 7.6mm.
The TENAA listing of alleged Nubia Z17S has revealed that it measures 147.5 x 72.7 x 8.6mm. It appears to be a smaller and thicker device that houses a larger FHD display of 5.73 inches as compared to the Nubia Z17. It does not feature an elongated 18:9 display as the FHD resolution suggests that it will be offering an aspect ratio of 16:9. Since it includes a bigger screen, the usual red-circled Home button that was found below the display has been removed.
The alleged Z17S is powered by 1.8 GHz processor which is slower than the clocking speed of Snapdragon 835 that powers the Z17. Hence, it may feature a different chipset. It is also expected to feature 8 GB of RAM. Like the Z17 Mini S, the larger Z17S also features dual front and rear cameras.