Nubia Z17 Flagship Will Be Water Resistant, Ni Fei Confirms

A rather interesting video leaked recently, showing off a water resistance test performed on the Nubia Z17, and it seems like that video was kind of official. Nubia’s CEO, Ni Fei, shared a screenshot from that video on his official Weibo (Chinese social network) page, and once again teased the arrival of the Nubia Z17. The Nubia Z17 is the company’s upcoming flagship smartphone, and it’s expected to land this summer, quite probably next month.

The Nubia Z11 had been announced back in June last year, and the Nubia Z17 is essentially its successor. Why is Nubia opting for such a huge gap when it comes to numbers, why not just call the device the Nubia Z13, as their previous flagships were called the Nubia Z11 and the Nubia Z9? Well, we don’t know, but it seems like the Nubia Z17 is the name Nubia will go with, as the Nubia Z17 mini had been announced already. In any case, the Nubia Z17 leaked a number of times now, and you can even see the phone in the image that Ni Fei shared. The phone’s specifications have also leaked thanks to an AnTuTu listing, and all that remains for us to do at this point is to sit and wait for Nubia to introduce this smartphone. Chances are that we’ll see quite a few additional teasers before the phone arrives though, so get ready for that.

Now, if AnTuTu is to be believed, the Nubia Z17 will sport a fullHD display, and chances are that we’ll get a 5.5-inch panel here. The phone will also pack in 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage, though an 8GB RAM variant had also been mentioned. Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 835 64-bit octa-core SoC will fuel the Nubia Z17, and two 12-megapixel snappers will probably be included on its back. Android 7.1.1 Nougat will come pre-installed on the Nubia Z17, and on top of it, you’ll get Nubia’s custom UI. The Nubia Z17 will be made out of metal, it seems, and the company’s circular red capacitive home key will be placed below the phone’s display. This flagship will also sport a fingerprint scanner on its back, in case you were wondering.

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