As teased a couple of weeks ago, Nubia has launched a new smartphone in India, called Nubia M2 Lite. This is the first smartphone in the Nubia M lineup to reach Indian shores. The M2 Lite was first launched in China in March 2017, and it comes at a luring price tag of Rs. 13,999. Same as the case with other Nubia smartphones in India, the M2 Lite will also be sold exclusively via Amazon starting May 9.
Essentially, the Nubia M2 Lite is a watered down version of the Nubia M2, which has a dual camera at the back. But the Nubia M2 was not launched in India.
The M2 Lite has a 5.5-inch HD screen with a resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels that translates to a pixel density of 267 PPI. It is powered by the 64-bit octa-core MediaTek MT6750 chipset.
The M2 Lite has 4GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage, which can be expanded up to 128GB via a microSD card. The Mali-T860 GPU takes care of the graphics performance on the phone. The Chinese variant of the M2 Lite is powered by the powerful MediaTek Helio P10, but Nubia has decided to launch the device with a less powerful chip in India.
The smartphone is aimed at selfie lovers as it packs a 16MP front-facing camera. At the rear, it has a 13MP snapper with PDAF and LED flash. The M2 Lite boots Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow based Nubia UI 4.0, unlike the Chinese variant which runs the same Nubia UI 4.0 but is based on Android Nougat.
It comes with connectivity options such as 4G LTE, VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth, GPS, and micro USB port. You can insert two SIM cards into the phone if you can adjusting with the 32GB onboard storage. The device has a 3000mAh battery with Nubia’s own NeoPower 2.5 fast charging technology.
The Nubia M2 Lite, in India, goes against the likes of Xiaomi Redmi Note 4, Moto G5 Plus, and Coolpad Cool 1 Dual. However, all the smartphones mentioned above have much better hardware than the Nubia M2 Lite, sans the selfie camera.