SD835-Powered Nubia Z17 Flagship Gets Certified In China

The Nubia Z17 (NX563J) has just surfaced on TENAA (China’s equivalent to the FCC), in other words, the phone has now received its certification in China. Now, if you take a look at this device, you will notice that its display is flat, not curved, which is quite interesting considering that recent leaks suggested its display will be curved on the sides. This phone’s rear-facing facing camera sensors are also horizontally aligned, while yesterday’s leak suggested otherwise. It seems like we’re looking at two different smartphones here, is Nubia planning to release two different Nubia Z17 units? Well, it’s possible, but we’ll have to wait and see what happens.

Now, TENAA has shared the Nubia Z17 specifications along with the aforementioned images. The Nubia Z17 will sport a 5.5-inch fullHD (1920 x 1080) display, along with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of expandable internal storage (expandable up to 128GB via a microSD card). The device will be fueled by the Snapdragon 835 64-bit octa-core processor, which will be clocked down to 1.9GHz in this case it seems. The device will sport a 16-megapixel shooter up front, while one of the two rear-facing cameras will come with a 23-megapixel sensor it seems, TENAA does not mention the second-rear-facing sensor. A 3,100mAh battery is also a part of this package, and it is not removable, and Android 7.1.1 Nougat will come pre-installed on this smartphone with the company’s custom UI, of course.

The Nubia Z17 sports a capacitive home key below the display, while all of its physical keys are placed on the right. A fingerprint scanner can be found on the back of the Nubia Z17, and below it, you’ll notice Nubia’s branding. This phone offers a slightly curved display, though we’re presuming that this is a 2.5D curved glass panel on top of its display, which is something we’ve seen in a ton of other smartphones. The Nubia Z17 will become available in Silver and Gold color variants, while it will measure 152.66 x 72.44 x 7.95mm, while it weighs 170 grams. It is worth noting that the device recently surfaced on both AnTuTu and Geekbench, and it is expected to land next month.

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