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ZTE Nubia X6 Passes Chinese Certification; Gives Us a Quick Look at the Device

March 20, 2014 - Written By Ray Greer

China is not finished releasing smartphones for 2014, even though one of the most exciting devices was just launched. The OPPO Find 7 is an impressive device, but we have yet to hear anything official about another possibly amazing device. ZTE is still on stand-by for the official announcement of the Nubia X6.

Although there has not been an official announcement about the ZTE Nubia X6, we now know what it will look like. We expected the thin bezels, at least on the sides, and that’s exactly what we can see. The images are credited to the Telecommunication Equipment Certification Center in China. This is where all devices need to pass certification before becoming shelf ready in China. So along with the pictures, we get a glimpse at essentially official specs of the ZTE Nubia X6.

The display size makes you think of a phablet, with almost 7-inches, 6.44 inch display to be exact. Of course, the display is full HD, at 1920 x 1080 resolution, though the CPU power was only measured at 1.7GHz. So though the device may look powerful enough to take flagship status, the power underneath it screams low-end, mid range if you want to be nice about it. However, there’s a chance that this is one of MediaTek’s Octa-Core CPUs, which allows for all eight-cores to be active at once.

More telling is the camera, with the rear facing camera coming in at 8MP, and the front at 5MP. Though the camera has low MP’s, rumors surrounding their functionality still call to interests. Some of which are a “Super Zoom Mode” or the long exposure options. Due to these rumors, we anxiously await the official launch of this device, as mid-range and low-end devices are becoming the heavy hitter for the year.

It seems as though many OEMs are switching gears, at least when it comes to mid to low range devices. They are realizing that these markets have plenty of untapped potential,and they need to take full advantage. Even though it is highly unlikely that we will see this device in the US, it will help competition thrive. Who knows, maybe one day soon the US will become more aware of Chinese companies like ZTE. Until then, we just watch what happens over there and see how it affects the US markets later down the road. ZTE is set to launch the Nubia X6 officially on March 25th.