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ZTE’s ‘Bezel-Less’ Nubia Z9 Flagship Gets Dismantled

May 11, 2015 - Written By Kristijan Lucic

ZTE has announced their newest flagship, the Nubia Z9, less than a week ago. The Nubia Z9 joins the likes of Nubia Z9 Max and Nubia Z9 Mini and forms ZTE’s new flagship lineup of devices. The Nubia Z9 is actually significantly different than its siblings though, it’s kind of unique. This handset doesn’t sport any bezel on the sides, except for the metallic frame which holds the device in one piece. There are no black bars on the sides or anything of the sort, which is usually the case with ‘bezel-less’ devices. This handset also has some special functionality built in, and ZTE is calling it ‘FiT’, or ‘Frame Interaction Technology’, which allows you to interact with the phone’s sides by using all sorts of different gestures in order to launch an app or some specific command on the phone itself.

That being said, the phone has already been dismantled in China. If you take a look at the gallery below this article, y0u’ll find a ton of Nubia Z9 teardown images, courtesy of Sina Technology, a company which actually tore down this device. The images down below will certainly reveal how ZTE managed to put all those components in such a compact body and also keep those bezels so thin on the sides, so take a look if you’re interested. The Nubia Z9 has really powerful specs, so let’s take a quick look at those, shall we. The Nubia Z9 features a 5.2-inch 1080p display along with 3 or 4GB of RAM and 32 or 64GB of internal storage. This handset is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 810 64-bit octa-core SoC which ships with an Adreno 430 GPU for graphics. The 16 (OIS) and 8-megapixel cameras (CMOS sensors) are available on the back and front of this handset, respectively. The device will ship with Android 5.0 Lollipop pre-installed with ZTE’s Nubia UI 3.0 pre-installed on top of Google’s OS. This handset offers 4G LTE connectivity and also dual SIM support. The Nubia Z9 measures 147.38 x 68.34 x 8.94mm. In case you’d like to take a look at a more detailed spec sheet, click here.

The Nubia Z9 is already available for sale in China, the Classic variant costs 3,499 Yuan ($564), the Elite variant is priced at 3,999 Yuan ($645) and the most expensive Exclusive model will set you back 4,499 Yuan ($726) if you choose to purchase it. There is currently no information when the device will be available outside of China, stay tuned.