Nubia is the China only flagship brand of ZTE, which currently has the single model on sale, but an alleged deleted Weibo message could hold the secret of Nubia’s future.
There are a few trends that anyone following the smartphone market will know. There is the growth in screen size, the trend in thinner phones, and then the growing trend in ‘mini’ versions of current phones.
A ‘mini’ version of a phone (see Samsung Galaxy S4 mini) is usually a downsized, downgraded version of a current phone at a more affordable price. A bit of an odd choice as most consumers are actually looking for smaller versions with equal spec…
ZTE owned Nubia could be the next phone maker to launch a mini phone in the shape of the Nubia Z5 mini. The current Z5 has a 5 inch display and costs around 2700 Yuan with a qualcomm S4 pro CPU and 2GB RAM, if we are lucky we could see that great spec crammed in to a smaller 4-4.5 inch display, giving Xiaomi a real headache!
Unfortunately the only ‘proof’ we have of the phone’s existence is a copy of a now deleted Weibo post.