ZTE is announcing devices left and right lately. The company has unveiled three Nubia Z9 device earlier this year, the Nubia Z9, Nubia Z9 Max, and Nubia Z9 Mini. The first of the three is the company's current 'bezel-less' flagship, but not the only high-end ZTE smartphone released lately. The company has also announced a couple of Axon devices, the ZTE Nubia MyPrague, and most recently the ZTE Star 3, though that's not a high-end device despite the fact it sports premium build.
That being said, one of ZTE's smartphones was certified by TENAA (China's equivalent to the FCC) last month, the ZTE Star S2010. This phone is also made out of metal, while it sports a rather interesting design. We were expecting this phone to launch soon, but we didn't know when exactly will that happen. Well, the device is now officially listed in China, and we also know its price. The ZTE Star S2010 costs 1,599 Yuan ($258), and it seems like this is China Unicom's (Chinese carrier) variant, though it has support for more or less all LTE bands. It is quite possible that other carriers will start selling this phone as well, we'll find out soon.
The ZTE Star S2010 sports a 5-inch 720p (1280 x 720) display, 2GB of RAM and 16GB of expandable internal storage. The device is powered by MediaTek's MT6753 64-bit octa-core SoC which is really popular lately, at least as far as Chinese OEMs go. The 13-megapixel camera is located on the back of the ZTE Star S2010, and a 5-megapixel snapper is available up front. The 2,400mAh battery is also a part of this package, and the phone offers dual-SIM and 4G LTE connectivity. Android 5.1 Lollipop comes pre-installed here with ZTE's custom UI installed on top of Google's operating system. The phone measures 142.2 x 70.6 x 7.4mm, which makes it quite thin, although it's not one of the thinnest devices available out there.
There you have it, this is yet another ZTE-branded device made out of metal. We still don't know if this phone will launch outside of China, but it's not that likely. Unlike the majority of other device ZTE unveiled this year, the Star S2010 is actually quite compact with its 5-inch display. Stay tuned for more info, we'll report back if any additional information pops up.