Chinese companies are increasingly getting out of their home market and expanding into newer markets like Europe. To increase their brand awareness, these companies sign up top celebrities in these regions, like how Huawei signed Lionel Messi and Nubia signed Cristiano Ronaldo. And once they sign such huge celebrities, it is not uncommon for these companies to release specialized flagship models. It looks like that’s going to be the case with Nubia as well.
The company confirmed today that they will announce the Nubia Z11 Max phablet on June 7 in Beijing. And it looks like we could see a limited edition Cristiano Ronaldo signed version of the model at the event. That would be a logical move by the company, since he is now the global brand ambassador for Nubia. In case you remember, Huawei also has a specialized limited edition Mate 8 version coming on May 24 reportedly signed by Messi. Another speculation is that Ronaldo will be present at the event. But nothing is confirmed so far.
Nubia’s GM Ni Fei has already confirmed that the Z11 Max will boast of 83.7 percent screen to body ratio, which is amazing. This means that the phone will be nearly bezel-less and the top and the bottom bezels too will have to be trimmed down to reach this level of screen percentage. What is also confirmed is that the phone will fature 2.5D glass up front, a smooth metal frame and speakers at the bottom along with USB Type-C.
As for the specs, the Nubia Z11 Max is said to come with Snapdragon 652 with a 6-inch 1080p display, 16MP rear camera, 8MP front shooter, 4GB RAM and 64GB of internal storage. The battery is expected to be of 4000mAh. You can read more details about specs and design from the phone’s TENAA listing.
Bezel-less Nubia Z11 front panel leaks [source]