ZTE Nubia W5, a Snapdragon 801 powered Windows Phone device in the works?


Nokia usually are the first ones to call the dibs on the Windows Phone OS, but apparently there’s more than just the now-Microsoft-subsidiary looking to make it big with the sort-of out of favour OS.

Windows Phone releases of late have, by large, consisted of decent specs sets, but this still falls short of what their Android counterparts have on the offering. However, it looks like this is set to change; China’s own ZTE is allegedly looking to release a Windows Phone powered device later this year with specifications at par with other Android powered 2014 flagships.

Surprisingly though, the device — allegedly dubbed W5 — features in the Nubia series of smartphones from the maker. ZTE have been aggressive with the Nubia series throughout the past year or so, with focus on building an image as a global player rather than just a China-centric one.

As for the specs set of the Nubia W5 is concerned, its being said that the device will feature the same Snapdragon 801 we saw on flagships (and flagship killers alike…) from multiple manufacturers this year. This along with a now sort of standard 3GB RAM, 64GB on-board ROM and a 13 mega-pixel camera. That’s not all, however. WP devices are usually known to be better at power management than Android phones, and the fact that the Nubia W5 is purported to have a 4500mAh unit should only make it better.

Would you chuck your Android for the device you painted in your mind while reading this? Keep in mind, Nubia phones are usually quite the lookers!

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10 Comments

  1. May 15, 2014

    Wow .. this could make me change my already bad impression of Windows Phone. Lets see the full feature set first before I make up my mind. Could get this along with a good Android device to go with.

  2. Irwan
    May 15, 2014

    ZTE maybe could enhance the hardwares ability among Windows Phone but still couldn’t beat Nokia’s PureView technology. Just saying.

  3. zyvy
    May 16, 2014

    only advantage I can see having windows os on mobile device if its got x86 proc, than you can use windows app

  4. Andrew P
    May 16, 2014

    Absolutely amazing. I think ZTE Windows Phones could be for people who are interested in powerful hardware with lower price, and Nokia for these, who are interested in PureView. Windows Phone OS with that hardware would be a beast.

  5. Simon
    May 16, 2014

    Is anyone here thinking of converting to WindowsPhone from Android or iOS ?

  6. desponent
    May 16, 2014

    Is this the trend for unpopular company today? When your product isn’t doing hot release W8 phone!

    No it didn’t work for Nokia, HTC and even Samsung, it wouldn’t work for you too, ZTE.

  7. Zeca
    May 16, 2014

    Is it dual sim and WCDMA?

    • May 16, 2014

      Pretty sure it’ll be WCDMA compatible (that is, IF such a device exists), can’t say anything about dual SIM support yet.

  8. May 17, 2014

    Nubia phones are excellent in general, i like them 🙂 esp. If an IMX214.
    If they can sort out distribution and price they will one day come good I’m sure. Windows now I’m using server 2012 with desktop exprerience I’m liking more and more of recent.