The Nubia Z17 is the first smartphone to use Qualcomm's fast charging technology. Qualcomm's Quick Charge 4+ or NeoCharge is believed to charge up the phone up to 50 percent in just 20 minutes.

Quick Charge 4+

With a 3,200mAh battery, the Nubia Z17 may not seem a promising device. The takeaway here is Qualcomm's Quick Charge 4+ which can fill the battery life of the phone up to half the limit in just 20 minutes. On top of that, it makes the battery three times cooler than the usual. This technology is not particularly tied to the chip, unlike other batteries.

Specs

The Nubia Z17 has 5.5-inch full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels) IPS LCD display. It is powered by a Snapdragon 835, 6GB/8GB of RAM, and 64GB/128GB of internal storage. The device runs on Android 7.1.1 Nougat and the manufacturer's very own Nubia UI 5.0.

The smartphone is waterproof, another first for Nubia. It is made in glass metal material, making it a sturdy yet glossy device. Like any other latest smartphones, the fingerprint scanner nestles at the back panel, just underneath the vertical dual camera.

Camera device

The dual camera is in a 12MP and 23MP setup, both has 1.8 focal length which is best for a bokeh effect in images. On top of that, the lenses used by the company has it AI image processing technology and NeoVision 7.0 or the image search engine. This helps photos look great in low-light situations. The phone has a 16MP wide-angle front shooter. From the looks of it, Nubia intends to market the phone as a camera device.

Variants and price

The Nubia Z17 is available in five different colour variants: Flame Red, Aurora Blue, Solar Gold, Black Gold, and Obsidian Black. The 6GB RAM-64GB storage variant starts at US$411; the 6GB RAM-128GB storage variant costs US$499; while the 8GB RAM-128GB storage version costs US$587. The Nubia Z17 will be first shipped to China on 6 July. There is no official release date for other markets yet.