Flagship smartphones these days are generally pretty powerful, with the likes of the iPhone 6, Samsung Galaxy S6 and LG G4 all showing off immense performance. But could all of these handsets get outclassed by the next ZTE smartphone? If the latest spec sheet for the Nubia Z9 is confirmed – then they could well be…
ZTE isn’t the first smartphone manufacturer you’d think of if we brought up the flagship conversation, but this next handset could be a way of getting its name out there.
Listed on the Chinese certification body website, TENAA, the Nubia Z7 will apparently feature a 3.5GHx octa-core processor and a whopping 8GB RAM.
This would give it more than twice the RAM of any high-end smartphone currently plying its trade on the UK market – which seems slightly over the top from our point of view.
Whilst if we saw this on some seedy blog found in the nether-regions of the Google search results, we’d be pretty quick to disregard this, but TENAA tend to be on the ball with their specs - giving this rumour some credibility.
What is surprising however is that the rest of the specs are fairly standard. A 5.15” HD display, 16 megapixel camera and 32GB of internal aren’t a big surprise in today’s market, which makes us think that someone may have made a few typos with the previous specs.
Rounding off the specs is a 3000mAh battery and an 8 megapixel front camera, whilst Android Lollipop is set to feature as the main operating system.
RAM is definitely a key part of our smartphones, especially if you’re a big multitasker. This is because RAM dictates how many storage sapping actions you can perform on your phone at one time.
Currently, 3GB is the ‘industry standard’ for high-end flagship efforts, but 4GB isn’t too far off either. However, to make the jump up to 8GB seems unnecessary, especially considering that there aren’t many of us who can really max out 3GB at the moment.
The 3.5GHz octa-core processor is much more likely, as this is what dictates the speed in which actions are performed. Octa-core technology is now regularly included in more expensive devices, although the speed tends to be a bit slower than what’s listed on the ZTE phone.
As we mentioned earlier, TENAA is a very reputable source for this kind of information, so it’s unlikely that it has been published as a joke. What’s more likely is that a typo has cropped up at some point, and has somehow made its way online.
Lucky for us, we won’t be left scratching our heads for too long, as the ZTE Nubia Z9 is set to be officially revealed on May 6th.
There’s no news on pricing details yet, or whether it will be coming to the UK or any other western markets for that matter.
Written by Luke Hatfield