The Nubia N1 lite (model number NX597J) has now made its way through the FCC. Suggesting that it could be a step closer to gaining a US release soon. As per usual with an FCC listing, the details on offer are pretty light. Although, much of what there is to known about the Nubia N1 lite, is already known. As this is a smartphone that was already announced back during MWC 2017. However, at that time there was no mention of whether the Nubia N1 lite would make its way to the US. With the initial announcement mainly focusing on a March release in a limited number of countries in Europe and Asia.
Either way, it is clear that the Nubia N1 lite is a mid-range device. As this is a smartphone that is confirmed to come with a 5.5-inch display with a 1280 x 720 resolution. Inside, the Nubia N1 lite comes packed with 2GB RAM, 16GB internal storage, and is powered by a MediaTek MT6737 quad-core processor (clocking at 1.25 GHz). On the camera side of things, the rear-facing option consists of an 8-megapixel camera, while the front-facing counterpart is a 5-megapixel camera. This is a device that comes with 4G LTE support, as well as the option to expand the storage, thanks to the inclusion of a microSD card slot (support up to 32GB). The battery included is a 3,000 mAh capacity battery, and the operating system on offer out of the box is Android 6.0 (Marshmallow).
So if the Nubia N1 lite does make it over to the US, then you probably can expect this one to be a fairly competitively priced smartphone when it does arrive. However, if you are looking for a more powerful smartphone from Nubia, then it might be worth keeping an eye out for the Nubia Z17. This one was recently spotted on AnTuTu and according to that listing, will be much more of a flagship option. Due to the reported inclusion of 6GB RAM, 128GB internal storage, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 SoC, Android 7.1.1 (Nougat) and more. Clearly highlighting the difference between these two devices. Although, also likely highlighting the difference in price.