Although at this time of the year we have seen how the main manufacturers have launched their proposals for the high end, that does not mean that there are no interesting terminals to talk about. And we do not talk about Apple, which usually presents its new models in the third quarter of the year, but brands like HTC and Xiaomi will present two devices on May 27 and Nubia could join the list of manufacturers that also surprised us in this same month with the Nubia Z18 .
Nubia Z18 is the natural heir of the Nubia Z17 , and if already its predecessor exceeded a screen / chassis ratio of 90%, we could now see a figure that hovered around 93%, very similar to the Lenovo Z5 of which we spoke to you a while ago.
When the Z18 Mini , we could already see how Nubia had opted to offer very solvent and balanced terminals, however, the Snapdragon 660 is one of the best SoCs that currently exist in the market and the best for the mid-range.
Now we know that the Nubia Z18 will squeeze every last drop of its Snapdragon 845 processor, exceeding 280,000 points , something more than remarkable if we take into account that a smartphone like the Samsung Galaxy S9 touches ceiling around 265,000 points.
We know for a fact that a synthetic test is not synonymous with a good user experience, where the software optimization, the functions added by the manufacturer and the quality of the screen are very important; but it is always a good indication that a device has been well optimized.
Unlike the Lenovo Z5, Nubia has decided to follow Apple’s footsteps and bet on a notch as a way to maximize the screen without having to resort to more complicated solutions for the camera and the front sensors.
In the case of the Nubia Z18, we will have a curved panel “Full-Screen 3.0”, 5.99 inches and Full-HD + resolution 2160 x1080 pixels with a aspect ratio of 18: 9.
As we have said, the chosen processor is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 , which will come with two variants of 6 GB and 8GB that assure us a good flow despite intensive use.
The performance of Nubia Z18 also falls on a section of storage very generous, with a base model that starts from the 128 GB and another premium that reaches the 256 GB , although it does not seem that this storage will be expandable, which would explain that there are no 32 or 64 GB capacity models.
The Nubia Z18 is also committed to photography, and proof of this is the presence of two 24 and 8Mpx sensors in the back next to a double-tone flash. For its part, the front camera it remains in a more discreet 8 Mpx, although we do not know whether or not it will include its own flash.
Other characteristics filtered by TENAA in mid-April they are a battery of 3350 mAh , connectivity Wi-Fi 802.11ac, (double band, 5GHz), Type C USB Y Android 8.0 .
A representative from Nubia has stated that this device will reach Europe without the usual customization layer of the manufacturer, so it is more than possible that its update to Android P is carried out with greater speed than with its predecessors. We will continue informing you.