It has been a while since ZTE has launched a major high-end smartphone, but that could change at some point in the near future. While ZTE launched the Nubia Z17 Mini last month, the company could be looking to release a standard version of the Z17 at some point in the near future.
The news comes in the form of a screenshot allegedly from the company’s internal website, which shows that the ZTE Nubia Z17 will start with a whopping 6GB of RAM, with options ranging up to 8GB of RAM. If accurate, the Nubia Z17 would be among the first in the world with 8GB of RAM, and that should help make the phone among the more powerful out there, if coupled with a high-end chip. The screenshot, which was posted on Weibo, also notes that the device will start with 128GB of storage, which is also a high starting point.
Previous reports indicated that the phone would come with 4GB of RAM, so it is somewhat surprising to see variants with as much as 8GB.
The screenshot also reveals some aspects of the phone’s design. By the looks of things, the device will look a little different than the Z17 Mini, and will boast a dual rear-facing camera and fingerprint sensor on the back. It will also be available in three colors — gray, blue, and gold. And it looks to have an edge-to-edge display with almost no bezels on each side of the device.
Unfortunately, at this point it’s difficult to verify the accuracy of the report, and it is a little strange that ZTE would launch the “mini” version of the device before the “standard” version. Still, stranger things have happened. Perhaps more unfortunate is the fact that the Nubia Z17 will likely only see a China release, like the Mini.