ZTE Nubia Z9 Overview

Announced May 6, 2015 •
5.2 screen | 16 megapixels (rear) | 8 megapixels (front)
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Announced May 6, 2015
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On paper ZTE's new flagship model looks like a real high-end device and that's especially true for the camera. The 16MP Sony CMOS sensor appears to be the same as in the LG G4 and is combined with an F2.0 aperture and optical image stabilization. For selfie shooters there's an 8MP wide-angle camera at the front.

The 1080p screen resolution looks a little dated next to the Quad-HD screens of many competitors in the high-end bracket but the Snapdragon 810 SoC is one of the most powerful chips currently available. In terms of memory users can choose between the Classic edition with 3GB RAM and 32GB storage and the Elite edition with 4GB RAM and 64GB storage.

The most interesting innovation sits in the Z9's frame though. The display bezels are only 0.8mm thin and the phone comes with a new technology that ZTE calls Frame Interaction Technology (FiT). It allows users to touch or swipe the edges of the frame to perform certain actions, such as launching an app or accessing the settings. Pre-defined gestures include sliding your fingers across the edges to adjust screen brightness or switching between apps by flicking your thumb up or down. The camera can be launched by placing four fingertips on the four corners of the screen.

Quick specs
OS Google Android
OS Version 5.0.2
Front camera effective pixels 8 megapixels
Rear camera effective pixels 16 megapixels
Rear camera resolution 5312 x 2988
Rear camera aperture 2
Camera physical shutter release No
Camera image stabilization Optical
Video camera recording format 2160p, 30fps
LCD size 5.2
Built in memory 3GB RAM, 32GB storage or 4GB RAM, 64Gb storage
Dimensions 147 x 68 x 9 mm (5.8 x 2.69 x 0.35)

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