Out of few bezelless smartphones coming in 2015, ZTE Nubia Z9 is now official. We have been already aware of the fact that it will have a bezelless display along with a fresh technology working around the frame of the device.
The technology (or function) is called FIT which allows users to mark different gestures at the frame itself, performing different functions. You can see few of the functions in pictures I have added below.
Coming at the display, it uses 2.5D panel having 5.2inch IPS LCD display with full HD (1080x1920p) resolution. The pixel density offered by the panel is approx. 424 ppi.
This display unit is covered up by a very thin bezel, measuring only 0.8mm in thickness and along with some optics features to reflect the display screen from the side. This is how it creates an edge-to-edge screen illusion.
In short, ZTE Nubia Z9 is going to be the first very unique device with almost zero bezels and it also takes care of usability using FIT technology.
Before the launch, ZTE was calling this new display feature as revolutionary, just like Nokia and Apple did years ago. We need to wait and see if this new technology really comes out that well in actual usability. More importantly, these new features will also be available for developers, so they will be part of third-party apps soon.
The other device we are waiting for arrival is the OPPO R7, which possesses similar edge-to-edge display. Till now, we are not sure what kind of technology it will arrive with in order to make that bezel working without any issues.
Visually, the ZTE Nubia Z9 device looks very impressive and no doubt the new form factor has delivered it an eye catching look. Android 5.0 Lollipop based Nubia UI 3.0 skin is running the whole show.
The device will be available in two different editions. Exclusive and Elite edition will have 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage while the normal Classic edition will have 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage. So, this is another fancy term pinned to the device.
Only the Exclusive edition will come with fingerprint scanner in order to offer higher level of security. The sensor is added in both power button and volume rocker keys.
ZTE Nubia Z9 Specifications
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 chipset
- Octa-core CPU
- Adreno 430 GPU
- 4GB/3GB RAM
- 64/32GB internal storage
- 5.2inch full HD display
- Android 5.0.2 Lollipop with Nubia UI 3.0
- 16MP rear camera with LED flash
- Autofocus, HDR and OIS
- 8MP Selfie camera
- LTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, NFC and GPS
- 2,900mAh battery
- 8.9mm thick
If you live in China, then you can pre-order the device now. The device is available in three models, Exclusive, Elite and Classic for the price of CNY4,499, CNY3,999, and CNY3,499, respectively.
Does this device look interesting to you? To me, the new functionalities introduced are really impressive and I’m eager to get my hands on the device.