Chinese smartphone manufacturer ZTE may not be the most popular name when it comes to the US market but we have seen quite a number of great devices, especially modems and smartphones, that have recently popularized the name. Just a few days ago, Virgin mobile launched a 5 incher ZTE Supreme that is worth checking out if you are shopping for one.
It seems that ZTE is looking at establishing itself in the US market if documents and images submitted to the FCC are anything to go by, ZTE’s high end smartphone the Nubia Z5 will be coming pretty soon. The ZTE Nubia Z5 is one of the Nubia family of smartphones launched by the company in December last year and it appears it will be leading the mission to make the ZTE name and logo more ‘western friendly’.
The ZTE Nubia Z5 is a premium Android smartphone that comes with some pretty impressive hardware specs. The highlight of the phone’s design and build is perhaps the phone’s industrial design based on the work of Stefano Giovannoni, an Italian designer. The phone comes with a 5 inch full HD 1080p display, a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor, 2 GB of RAM to complement the processor, a massive 32 GB storage and a 13 megapixels f/2.2 camera. If you understand the importance ofhardware specs in a high end smartphone, you will see that most specs on the Nubia Z5 rival those of some of the market leaders including Samsung’s Galaxy S4, HTC One and LG G2.
Documents submitted to the FCC is proof that the Nubia Z5 is headed this way though we cannot know to which network, if any. The phone was initially meant to be sold in the European market and its appearance at the FCC was a surprise to many. The folks at GSM Insider think that the phone may be launched with an upgraded processor – from the older Snapdragon S4 to a newer better and faster Snapdragon 800. I hope this happens because it looks to be one great device – a healthy competition is needed here.