Phablet version of the Nubia Z9 Max photos published


nubia z9 max

ZTE’s worst kept secret is the Nubia Z9, already we have seen the standard phone model in various leaks, not those are followed up by photos of a phablet variant.

We had heard whispers that Nubia would release 3 versions of their 2015 flagship Nubia Z9 at launch and over the past few weeks have been treated to handfuls of early hands on photos of the standard phone device.

Earlier this morning more images appeared showing what we believe to be the phablet version of the Nubia Z9, possibly named the Nubia Z9 Max. Compared to the current Z7 Max, this new model has been seriously updated in the design and materials departments with an all alloy body and narrow bezels.

Although the images don’t give us a close look at the rear of the Nubia Z9 Max it does look like the phablet will offer a dual LED camera set up, 16 mega-pixel main camera and fingerprint scanner for security. Other claimed specification details include 3GB RAM, 1080p display and Snapdragon 810 chipset.

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18 Comments

  1. March 17, 2015

    “narrow bezels” ?! i LIKE it !!! its one of important keys for a good phone.

    קצוות צרים אני אוהב את זה !!! זה אחד מהמפתחות בשביל לייצר טלפון טוב

  2. antidumb
    March 17, 2015

    why have to use 3GB of ram if 4Gb of ram is Cheap enough to get.
    i think smartphone company slowly release smartphone tech so they can collect more money,

    because if they release too soon consumer will think that 3gb of ram is obsolete, in fact smartphone company nowdays could release 8GB of ram smartphone.with $650 price tag but that could crush their warehouse right now

  3. March 17, 2015

    Hmm…. Now this is something I’ll definitely love to own. Saving process initiated…

    • Xiaolu
      March 17, 2015

      Hey mate, better wait if you can, that Snapdragon 810 seems to be a transition CPU. I’ll definitely wait for the 820 or the next MT.

      • Rob
        March 17, 2015

        The only trouble with that is your talking next year! MT haven’t even released this years flagship, let alone next years. Also because the tech world moves so fast you could say that every year and never get round to buying any device. The best thing about Chinese phones is they are relatively cheap compared to prices in the West so makes upgrading on a yearly basis more feasible, in fact I remember a time when contract phones here in the UK were 12 months long……..

        • March 17, 2015

          I feel ya Rob. My next phone definitely will be rocking a SD810 or MT6795.

          • ARUN SUBRAMANIAN
            March 17, 2015

            Vouching for MT6795…along with super awesome camera..that would be ideal phone..1080p(2k is good on paper..not really reqd) on 5.2 inch max and 3GB of RAM..with SD card(64 GB ok)..single sim not a deal breaker for me…and finally some 3000 mAH battery

          • Rob
            March 17, 2015

            So what exactly are u looking for in a phone?

            • March 17, 2015

              First I consider the raw performance before any other thing (SD810 or MT6795). A good camera (13mp and above, but 21MP is preferable with bright 2 tone dual Led flash) and good amount of ram (3GB minimum) is needed too. Plus features like wireless display, infra red remote controller, finger print sensor. The screen must have a good protection and quality (Gorilla glass 3 or sapphire ) but I don’t need 2k resolution. 1080p is very good enough for anything I’ll ever need on a phone and screen should be minimum of 5.5inches. Very good build quality and a very stable and good looking ROM too. Plus a beautiful design too not some blank looking device (check the kingzone Z1 for reference). For network, 2G and 3G are very essential. 4G I don’t need at the moment But won’t hurt to have it for future proofing. And lastly, minimum of 3000mAh battery.

              That should be it. But unfortunately I can’t find one phone with all these features crammed in.

              Is that too much to ask for in a smartphone?

        • Xiaolu
          March 18, 2015

          You have a point, that’s true, but some people don’t want to upgrade just because it’s cheap (thinking of myself), but stick to a device for some time. This will probably change when modular designs get to the market (project ARA and others).

          • Rob
            March 18, 2015

            I think you slightly miss my point though regarding upgrading. I meant Chinese phones are more affordable than most so it’s feasible to upgrade more often than you might otherwise do. I would prefer to buy one of the better branded ones than the really cheap knockoff rubbish that floods the market. It is good for me as I get bored with the same phone after a year or so anyway, although I do appreciate that many people keep a handset for many years. The only worry I have with modular designs is ‘are they gonna look like house bricks’? The way phones are built would have to fundamentally change.

            • Xiaolu
              March 18, 2015

              Understood, in the end it’s a matter of choice. But regarding modular phones, I’d prefer function over form, for many reasons, last but not least, getting rid of planned obsolescence. And, no, they won’t probably look like ‘bricks’, few people would buy a brick for phone, but if they’re not too thick, in a case they’ll look similar to actual phones, I believe.

  4. TheOracle
    March 17, 2015

    Nice. Very, very nice. I hope the pricing stays in line with the Z7 series.

  5. David Košič
    March 17, 2015

    It will probably never come to western markets, also even if you do import it getting Google services on a nubia phone is usually a pain. Cool phone regardless

    • Andy
      March 17, 2015

      Zero pain. Getting Google services on Nubia phones just requires root and then installing the GApps APKs as system apps, that’s all there is to it.

      I loaded the entire Google framework and apps on every version of their roms (on the Z7 Max), INCLUDING their recently released beta lollipop rom release, and had no hassles whatsoever.

      • Simon
        March 17, 2015

        Nubia Z9 or Huawei P8 ?

  6. Muhammad Yasir
    March 17, 2015

    Get ready for expensive as fk phone!

  7. desponent
    March 17, 2015

    That’s one sexy looking device. I rarely ever say this.