The smartphone might prove to be a cheaper version of the flagship
Chinese mobile phone maker ZTE is getting ready for the launch of a new large smartphone in the not too distant future, one that will reportedly arrive on the market under the name of Nubia X6 and which might have just emerged at TENAA.The mobile phone was spotted there with model number ZTE NX601J attached to it, as well as with a 6.44-inch touchscreen display that can deliver a full HD resolution.
The device also packs a 1.7GHz quad-core processor inside, complemented by 2GB of RAM, the listing at the Chinese certification forum unveils.
Moreover, it might arrive on the market with an 8-megapixel camera on the back, which should be paired with a 5MP front camera for making video calls.
At the same time, the listing unveils that this phone will be released with a body that measures 175.9 x 89 x 7.9 mm and weighs 220 grams.
Overall, the new, unannounced smartphone appears to be a mid-range device, yet no official confirmation on it has been provided as of now.
As PhoneArena notes, the specs list that was made available through TENAA suggests that this phone might be a Nubia X6 candidate, though it might actually turn into a different, cheaper handset from the company.
For those out of the loop, we should note that Nubia X6 was previously said to arrive on shelves as a new flagship, packing top-of-the-line hardware specs and capabilities.
Among these, we can count a 6-inch or larger touchscreen display that would offer a 2K (1440 x 2560 pixels) resolution, along with a Snapdragon 801 processor inside (most probably clocked in at 2.3GHz or 2.5GHz).
At the same time, the phone was previously said to feature a high-end camera on the back, with a six-lens module and Optical Image Stabilization.
Clearly, we’re looking at two different devices here, though it remains to be seen whether ZTE will release them as variants of the same smartphone.
It wouldn’t come too much as a surprise if this happened, given that ZTE made similar moves with other smartphones in its lineup as well, including the Nubia Z5.
Other mobile phone makers out there also released cheaper variants of their flagships, such as Samsung with its Galaxy Note 3 and Galaxy Note 3 Neo handsets, so ZTE could plan a similar move as well.
One way or the other, it should not be too long before ZTE makes the new handset official and specific details on its capabilities are provided, so stay tuned to learn more on the matter.