Two days ago, we reported that Nubia would launch its N1 Lite smartphone in India. And the company has made the device official today for Rs. 6,999. Same as other Nubia phones, the N1 Lite will also be sold via Amazon India starting today. The phone will be available in only one colour- black gold. The N1 Lite is the watered down version of the Nubia N1 which was launched for Rs. 11,999 in India.
Diving into the specifications of the phone, it flaunts a 5-inch HD display, carrying a pixel density of 267 PPI. The phone is fuelled by a MediaTek MT6737 SoC with an octa-core CPU. It is armed with a 2GB RAM module and Mali-T7200 GPU for handling the system and graphics performance respectively.
Nubia has added 16GB of internal storage which can be expanded further via a microSD card. The N1 Lite's USP is the front-facing camera which is a 5MP sensor that comes with support for LED flash as well. It is one of the cheapest smartphones in the country right now with a LED flash at the front side of the phone.
The rear camera in the phone is an 8MP sensor with a f/2.2 aperture, LED flash, and PDAF. In line with the Xiaomi Redmi 4, the N1 Lite also has a fingerprint sensor at the back.
The device has a 3000mAh battery fuelling it, which according to Nubia will deliver 500 hours of standby time. It has connectivity options such as 4G LTE, VoLTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.1, GPS, and USB OTG. This dual-SIM smartphone comes laden with Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow based Nubia UI. It's sad to see a 2017 smartphone with dated Marshmallow OS. Also, there's no info whether Google will release Android Nougat to N1 Lite as well.
The Nubia N1 Lite will compete with the Xiaomi Redmi 4 released last week and incidentally, both the phones will be sold via Amazon India. The Redmi 4 also has similar specifications, minus the better processor and camera. The Redmi 4 also comes with a beefy 4100mAh battery. Which smartphone will you prefer between the Xiaomi Redmi 4 and Nubia N1 Lite? Let us know in the comments below.