The Nubia Z18 Mini was announced a few hours ago and its launch heralds the arrival of the main flagship, the Nubia Z18. The Mini suffix is just an indicator that this is a less powerful variant of the main device and in no way means this phone can’t hold its own.
The Nubia Z18 Mini not only packs upper mid-range specs but matches it with an equally impressive design. Unboxing photos of the blue variant are now available for us to feast our eyes on.
The phone comes in a white box with the Nubia logo on it. There is nothing fancy about the packaging and it doesn’t even have the model of the phone on it. However, there is a chance the underside may have the model, IMEI number, and a few other info listed.
Pull off the top half of the box and you are greeted with a red inner box and the phone itself. Irrespective of the color variant you buy, the Nubia Z18 comes with black bezels on the front but you can see the outline of the color variant at the edges.
The box contains a charger, a USB cable, and a SIM ejector tool. There is also a quick start guide/warranty booklet inside.
Even though it has an 18:9 aspect ratio, the Nubia Z18 Mini still has moderately-sized bezels. The front camera is on the left side of the top bezel followed by the earpiece, and hidden on the right should be a sensor. The phone uses on-screen navigational buttons which are red just like they would be if they were capacitive buttons.
There is a SIM tray on the left and a dedicated voice assistant button. The key is textured and has a red accent on all variants. The volume rocker and power button are on the right. The phone also has antenna lines on the upper part of the sides and at the bottom.
The Nubia Z18 Mini has a USB-C port flanked on the left by an audio jack, and on the right by a speaker grille. The top is almost bare save for a secondary microphone.
The rear of the phone is covered in 3D glass. The dual cameras have a slight bump and there is a fingerprint scanner in the middle. Nubia’s logo sits just below the scanner.
Overall, the Celadon Blue Nubia Z18 Mini looks like a premium device and packs impressive specs to justify its $286 starting price.