Last week, ZTE’s Nubia announced the Nubia Z18 Mini. It is a less-powerful variant of the unreleased flagship which should launch as the Nubia Z18. The launch of the Z18 may not be far off as a flagship Nubia phone has just been spotted on TENAA.
The ZTE phone has model number NX606J and this isn’t the first time we have come across it. About two months ago, a phone with the same model number and powered by a Snapdragon 845 processor was seen on AnTuTu.
The Nubia NX606J has a 5.99-inch display with a 1080 x 2160 display. It is powered by an octa-core processor clocked at 2.649 GHz. This is most definitely the Snapdragon 845 Mobile Platform.
The phone has two variants – one with 6GB of RAM and 64GB of storage and another with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. There are dual cameras on the rear but TENAA lists only one of them which is the 24MP main sensor. There is an 8MP sensor in front for selfies.
The Nubia NX606J runs Android 8.0 Oreo, has a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner, and packs a 3,350mAh battery.
TENAA has provided pictures of a black unit but adds that there will be a gold unit too. We believe there will be more than two color variants at launch.
The design isn’t spectacular. The rear cameras are arranged horizontally and we can make out the red accent around the cameras. There is a dedicated voice assistant button on the left just like on the Z18 Mini while the power button and volume rocker are on the right. What is surprising is that the phone’s rear is covered in metal and not glass like the Z18 Mini.