Nubia has just released their new flagship Z9 smartphone today in Beijing and hands-on pictures of the new device have been published. The Nubia Z9 is the first smartphone in the world to feature a truly borderless display. Nubia is able to achieve this through its patented Arc technology which refracts light at the edge of its 5.2-inch 1080p custom Sharp LCD display to achieve its borderless visual effect.
The rear of the device also features a glass panel which is then surrounded by a metal frame. The whole device, which features a rather minimalist look, measures 147.38 x 68.34 x 8.94mm. The front of the device features Nubia’s signature capacitive red ring home button as well as its front-facing 8-megapixel camera while the rear features a 16-megapixel f/2.0 aperture camera.
The sides of the Nubia Z9 feature the device’s power button and volume rocker as well as the device’s SIM card tray. Additionally, the high-end Exclusive version of the Z9 does not come with the side power and volume buttons but instead uses Nubia’s TiO technology which utilizes fingerprint sensors on the side of the device to achieve the same functions.
The rest of the Z9’s specifications include a Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor, a 2,900mAh battery, Bluetooth 4.1, MHL 3.0, and NFC. As for its RAM and internal storage, the Z9 will be available in three variants with different RAM and storage configurations – A Classic/Standard version with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of storage as well as Elite and Exclusive Editions both of which come with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage. The Nubia Z9 will run on Android 5.0 with Nubia UI 3.0 on top.
The Z9 also comes with a slew of software and interface features including Nubia’s patented FIT technology which uses the device’s borderless design for gesture commands, NeoSound 4.0 for Hi-Fi sound and Dolby 7.1 surround, and NeoViosion 5.1 for professional camera functions.
The Nubia Z9 will be available later today through Nubia’s website as well as Nubia stores at the following prices:
Classic Version (3GB RAM + 32GB ROM) – 3,499 Yuan
Elite Edition (4GB RAM + 64GB ROM) – 3,999 Yuan
Exclusive Edition (4GB RAM + 64GB ROM) – 4,499 Yuan