ZTE has announced some really compelling hardware this year. This Chinese smartphone OEM has announced the Nubia Z9, Nubia Z9 Max and Nubia Z9 Mini handsets earlier in the year. The Nubia Z9 is ZTE's current flagship, and a really interesting handset at that. That thing features no bezels on the sides (aside from the metal frame), no black bars either, which makes the device look great no matter whether the screen is on or off. The Nubia Z9 also offers some unique gesture controls which use the phone's side bezels. The Nubia Z9 Max is the company's flagship phablet, and the Nubia Z9 Mini is basically a well-specced mid-range smartphone.
That being said, additional ZTE-branded handsets have been leaking for a while now. The ZTE Star 3 and Nubia X8 were mentioned in the last couple of weeks, and we were wondering when will the company release one of these two handsets. The ZTE Star 3 was rumored to ship with 2 cameras on the back, and a curved battery on the inside. The Nubia X8, on the other hand, was supposed to be yet another high-end offering from ZTE. Well, one ZTE-branded device just got certified by TENAA (China's equivalent to the FCC), but it seems like it's neither of the two aforementioned devices, read on.
If you take a look at the gallery down below, you'll see the recently certified ZTE S2010 handset. That is the phone's model number, of course, it remains to be seen what will it be called once released. It is possible that this is the Nubia X8, but only if the previous leaks were really off. This handset offers premium built it seems, but its specifications are kind of mid-range. The ZTE S2010 features a 5-inch 720p (1280 x 720) display along with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage (expandable via microSD card). This handset will be powered by an octa-core SoC running at 1.3GHz, and it will also ship with two SIM card slots. The 8-megapixel camera will be located on its back, and a 5-megapixel snapper will be available up front. 4G LTE connectivity will also be a part of this package, the phone will measure 142.2 x 70.6 x 7.4mm and weight 124 grams. Android 5.1 Lollipop will come pre-installed out of the box with ZTE's custom UI on top of it. Stay tuned for more info, we'll report back as soon as possible.