Official: Flagship Nubia Z9 will launch with “no borders”


With the Nubia Z9 mini and Z9 Max released, we have been asking ourselves where the flagship Nubia Z9 is? The answer is on its way and without bezels.

Ni Fei, one of the head honchos over at Nubia in China, took to Weibo today to calm fans and confirm that a flagship version of the Nubia Z9 is in fact scheduled to launch. Like us, many Chinese Nubia fans had been a little stunned at the lack of flagship phone during the 26th March release of the Z9 Max and Z9 Mini, but Ni Fei says not to worry.

While exact specifications for the phone haven’t been revealed, the insider did confirm one major detail of the phone! The lack of bezels.

We’ve seen phone companies claim to have bezel-less designs in the past only to be let down, so we are taking Nubia’s claim with a pinch of salt for now.

As for the hardware, well we expect a 2K display, between 3-4GB RAM and a Snapdragon 810 on the upcoming Nubia Z9. Let’s wait and see if our expectations become reality.

[ Weibo ]
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29 Comments

  1. Aa
    April 7, 2015

    Ne bezels from the sides, bun bellow display… you can land a plane ot that bezel.

  2. James
    April 7, 2015

    Hopefully a camera that includes proper OIS.

  3. Jason45
    April 7, 2015

    The price is also higher than the z9 max, 2499 yuan. So basically, it will costs more than 400 USD official price. Resellers price is most likely above 500 USD.

  4. Raul
    April 7, 2015

    for some reason it looks ugly, the bezels on the top and bottom are huge

    • April 7, 2015

      Iphone 5S+ with no bezels.

    • Xalis
      April 7, 2015

      Maybe it would look nice on a black device.

    • Manu
      April 7, 2015

      sorta true, the nubia z9 max for example is very height even for 5,5 inch but its not wide

    • James
      April 8, 2015

      I suspect that the photo used above is not of the final version of the device

  5. Rob
    April 7, 2015

    This was sounding promising until ‘Snapdragon 810’, don’t want that overheating, throtttled cpu in a phone of mine.

    • Andrew P
      April 7, 2015

      Qualcomm fixed 810 overheating long time ago, so check your old news again.

      • Rob
        April 7, 2015

        I think you should do a little more reading, the LG Flex 2 and the HTC M9 are both running too hot, the HTC has been throttled to prevent it, hence why the benchmarks are poor. It might not be overheating as such but its known that once it hits a certain voltage it will overheat, and I for one dont want a cpu thats been throttled as it only fixes the symptoms and not the cause.

        • balcobomber25
          April 8, 2015

          The overheating issues have been found to be software related in both the Gflex and M9 and have since been fixed. Several tech blogs have tested retail versions of both phones after the fixes and found they are no hotter than other flagships socs.

      • Squizzy911
        April 7, 2015

        Sorry Andrew, but Qualcoom’s high end chip is a shitty SoC this year. HTC One m9 is heavy throttled

        • Manu
          April 7, 2015

          yes but exynos for example will also overheat under pressure^^ i dont really see the problem if your not a power/heavy phone gamer since normal processing shouldnt be a problem for the device

          • realistic
            April 7, 2015

            why buy a powerful phone , if you cant use it

          • Squizzy911
            April 9, 2015

            i saw a lot of tests with the new 810 and exynos. 810 drops 10k in antutu. exynos 2k max.

  6. SPLEND1D
    April 7, 2015

    price is astronomical as well

  7. Jose
    April 7, 2015

    I have a question, is it worth to buy the ZTE Nubia Z9 Mini? It is sold around $295 by resellers. I am not a gamer and I don’t really care about having a CPU clocked at 2,5 GHZ. It seems that the build quality of the Nubia Z9 Mini is amazing and it has pretty good camera with a 2900mAh battery. Your help will be appreciated!

    • Manu
      April 7, 2015

      well depending on what you want to do with your phone its a typical mid-range phone, and if you dont care about size you could even go with iocean x8 or ecoo 4 or something always depends on what you want

      • Jose
        April 8, 2015

        Thanks but the phones you mentioned above aren’t that great with pretty old specs.

  8. balcobomber25
    April 7, 2015

    Borderless phones are one of the ugliest things I have ever seen.

    • Jose
      April 8, 2015

      Hi, I would like to buy the Nubia Z9 Mini and I was wondering if you would recommend it considering its specs. I was planning to get the THL 2015 but then the Nubia Z9 Mini has been released by ZTE with pretty good specifications (amazing camera, pretty good build quality, dual sim, micro SD slot and a 2900mAh battery) which is sold around $295 by re-resellers (price inflated due to huge margin profits). Is it a great value for the money? I know that its CPU (Snapdragon 615) is not the fastest in the game, some are pointing an heating issue for devices equipped with it. I will use the phone for calls, internet and maybe a few games (not a gamer at all). Nubia Z9 Mini is definitely a mid range phone and might be enough for me.

      There is also the ZTE Blade S6 but its 2400mAh is a downside for me.

      The Xiaomi MI4 2GB RAM version will be released soon but ~10gb left for storage and applications is not enough. This version is sold at $309 and the 3GB RAM version is sold at $324.

      THL 2015 might be a great deal for the money too.

      I am a bit lost.

      • balcobomber25
        April 13, 2015

        The only problem I have with Nubia phones is they have a horrible UI. Specs wise they can compete with all the big boys in the industry but their software is one of the worst I have ever used.

        • Jose
          April 13, 2015

          Thanks for your feedback.

  9. April 8, 2015

    no bezels ? take my money !
    ————————————–
    ללא שוליים ? בוא קח את כספי

  10. Angry Mobile Nerd
    April 8, 2015

    Worst. Logo. Ever.

  11. soul
    April 8, 2015

    i just order nubia z9 mini am i miss something ?http://flosmall.com/phones/nubia-z9-mini-black-2gb-16gb-detail

  12. lemaitre
    April 8, 2015

    Wow the XIAOMI mi5 is here 🙂

  13. James
    April 9, 2015

    Great! That would be good to see. 🙂
    Ah, you’ve bought the mini, not the “bezel-less” Z9.
    It also appears to be more expensive on that link than anywhere else I have seen……