Chinese manufacturer ZTE has been a busty bee (sorry, busy bee), announcing this morning no less than three new Android smartphones fighting under the Nubia banner.
They are the ZTE Nubia Z7, Nubia Z7 Max and Nubia Z7 mini, and it’s probably fair to say they’re a slightly confusing - if not utterly confounding - trio. Join me below as I try to make sense of them.
We’re playing Chinese Whispers here, so it’s not clear if the details relayed by GSMArena are 100% accurate, but we appear to have an LG G3-style flagship in the ZTE Nubia Z7. Ok, that much makes sense.
Moving onto the ZTE Nubia Z7 Max, it’s essentially a slightly watered-down Nubia Z7 with the same display size but in a bigger body.
And as for the ZTE Nubia Z7 mini, we’re told it has a smaller display size but is in fact bigger than the Nubia Z7. HOW IS THAT POSSIBLE?
Right, let’s leave the dimensions aside for now and focus on the specs. Look:
ZTE Nubia Z7 specs: 5.5in QHD display (2560 x 1440), Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor, 3GB of RAM, 13MP rear camera with optical image stabilisation (OIS), 5MP front camera, and a 3,000mAh battery.
ZTE Nubia Z7 Max specs: 5.5in 1080p display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor, 2GB of RAM, 13MP rear camera (sans OIS), 5MP front camera.
ZTE Nubia Z7 mini specs: 5in 1080p display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor, 2GB of RAM, 13MP rear camera (sans OIS again), 5MP front camera.
All three run KitKat Android 4.4 and support 4G LTE, though we won’t get ourselves into too much of a pickle trying to get our heads around them, as they’re unlikely to wander into the UK.