Nubia brand from ZTE to launch on May 19 in India

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ZTE recently announced that it will be bringing its sub-brand Nubia to India. It didn't give an exact date then but has now started sending out invites for a May 19 launch in India. The Nubia devices will follow the online-only sales model and will be available on Amazon.

They saw. They were amazed. Their eyes were filled with wonder. And, they couldn't seem to stop talking about it. Here's what happened! Amazon India

Posted by Nubia on Friday, May 15, 2015

The sub-brand of the Chinese OEM is being promoted as a stand-alone brand rather than being promoted at ZTE Nubia. Nubia has even released a 30-second video showcasing people getting amazed at the device being shown to them. The word on the street is that the first two devices that will be launched in the country by the brand will be Nubia Z9 and Nubia Z9 Mini.

The two smartphones are currently the flagships for the brand and they will be taking on the devices from the likes of Xiaomi, Motorola, Lenovo and Huawei Honor. Let us take a look at their specifications:

Nubia Z9 specifications


  • 5.2-inch bezel-less 2.5D IPS display, 1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Android 5.0 Lollipop with Nubia 3.0 UI
  • 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 SoC, 2GHz quad-core CPU + 1.5GHz quad-core CPU, 600 MHz Adreno 430 GPU
  • 32GB/64 internal storage variants
  • 16-megapixel rear camera with LED flash, f/2.0 aperture
  • 8-megapixel front-camera with 80-degree viewing angle
  • Fingerprint sensor
  • 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.1, GPS, MHL 3.0, USB OTG and dual SIM
  • 2,900 mAh battery

Nubia Z9 Mini specifications


  • 5-inch IPS display, 1920 x 1080 pixels, Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection
  • Android 5.0 Lollipop based Nubia 2.8 UI
  • 2GB RAM
  • 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 SoC, 1.5GHz quad-core CPU and 1.0GHz quad-core CPU, 550 MHz Adreno 405 GPU
  • 16GB internal storage, expandable with microSD card (up to 128GB)
  • 7.9mm thick and weighs 165g
  • 16-megapixel rear camera with LED flash, , f/2.0 aperture
  • 8-megapixel front camera with a 80-degree wide viewing angle
  • 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS with aGPS and dual SIM
  • 2,900 mAh battery

Expect the Nubia Z9 to cost between Rs 30,000-35,000 and the Z9 Mini to be slotted in the Rs 10,000-15,000 price bracket.

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