New flagship Nubia Z11 renders show dual rear camera design


nubia z11

Renders of the new Nubia Z11 show off a familiar bezel-less design, but with added fingerprint scanner and new dual camera arrangement on the rear.

Nubia are making a real push this year. The ZTE owned phone maker started the year with an appearance at CES and the launch of their new global website. The website has been designed to serve customers in current markets and their future 2016 launch areas (including the UK, Spain, France, Germany and Thailand among others).

With their plans of global domination all laid out, what the company now needs is a flagship phone that can disrupt the likes of the Xiaomi Mi5, Vivo Xplay 5S and China’s upcoming Helio P10 and Helio X20 powered phones, this could be that device.

Nubia Z11

nubia z11

As usual Nubia are going down the odd number route for the naming of their flagship and the Nubia Z11 will replace the Z9, although physically the two phones do look similar.

Renders which purport to show the Nubia Z11 show a phone with a strikingly similar face design and borderless approach to the current flagship Z9, but it’s on the rear changes are a foot.

nubia z11

The back of the Z11 images show a round fingerprint scanner, but more interestingly dual cameras.

We have seen dual cameras on other phones (most notably the Huawei Honor 6+), and knowing Nubia’s quest for offering DSLR camera quality on a phone it is not surprising that they could be working a design like this.

The Z11 is likely to get the same touch sensitive gesture areas on the frame of the phone as the Z9 and being a flagship 2016 device will probably ship with a Snapdragon 820 chipset and at least 4GB RAM.

We will have more details when they are available.

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25 Comments

  1. Chico Migraña
    January 12, 2016

    i like the design, at least they keep a similar one, that why it’s called Z11, Z9, Z7….

  2. Papa Waklu
    January 12, 2016

    I give 9/10 for design!. Love the bezel and metal frame!!!

    If xiaomi mi5 is too pricey, im gonna go for nubia z11 instead~~

    ZTE need to promote Nubia in my country.. i hate axon and blade series.. urgh

    • Simon
      January 12, 2016

      What is their UI like ?

      • Papa Waklu
        January 12, 2016

        UI for nubia? never seen one..

        If it is the same with axon or blade, then im gonna say it is OK.
        IMO MIUI is better. But its not much of a different for me 😀

        • Dante
          January 12, 2016

          The nubia os is pretty much eh … no more , its crippled with features and its pretty beautiful but not the fastest tho

        • MinusPlusDivide
          January 12, 2016

          ZTE UI (or Nubia UI) is called MiFavor, it’s one of the few ui other than Samsung and LG to have multi window feature.

      • balcobomber25
        January 12, 2016

        It’s not good but not horrible either. I often compare Nubia to Gionee, both have great hardware/designs but bad software. If they would release with stock or a well optimized ROM their phones would be a lot better.

        • Joel Adames
          January 13, 2016

          i am with you and against you.
          but nothing that a NOVA laubcher or your favourite flavor from the playstore can’t fix.

          • balcobomber25
            January 13, 2016

            A launcher can only fix so much and most of it is cosmetic, the underlying problems and bugs with the OS will still be there and will only be fixed with patches.

    • Manu
      January 12, 2016

      hope you´re aware that both will be fairly expensive, last year xiaomi mi note pro was ~600$ and Z9 was ~650$ i believe so not a big offtake, i´d suggest you also keep an eye on letv still have the one pro and its awesome maybe they release a one pro 2 this year

      • Papa Waklu
        January 12, 2016

        650 for Z9? that’s expansive….

        i love Letv.. but its too rare in my country.
        After a through search, only 2 places sales Letv and give shop warranty for it. They still stuck at X500 and X600 tho T_T

        i dont like importing phone.. . so Letv is out of questions, at least for now

        • Manu
          January 12, 2016

          ye 650 might have been the release euro price xD dont remember, but in my country the only way is to import since they only sell htc, samsung, lg, sony, apple and huawei and ye most of these flagships last year were 700€+ xD

      • balcobomber25
        January 12, 2016

        Why does the price of the Mi Note matter for the Mi5? Every Mi(#) phone has been 1999 yuan ($330). Until Xiaomi says differently we can assume the Mi5 will cost around that, they have never altered their pricing strategies in the past. The Mi Note is a completely separate product line, but even the Mi Note Pro wasnt $600, at launch it was 3299 yuan ($500).

        • Manu
          January 13, 2016

          ye ok then it was my bad with the price importing it, and paying with € was 600€ then, i still dont expect it to launch under 400$

          • balcobomber25
            January 13, 2016

            Why not? Look at Xiaomi’s past launches:

            Mi1 – 1999 yuan
            Mi1s – 1999
            Mi2 – 1999
            Mi2s – 1999
            Mi2a – 1499
            Mi3 – 1999
            Mi4 – 1999
            Mi4i – 1499
            Mi4c – 1499

            See a trend there? The base (#) and upgraded (s) phones sell for 1999 yuan ($330), the downgraded versions (a, i, c) sell for 1499 ($225). Xiaomi has never deviated from this pricing structure, why would they start now?

  3. realjjj
    January 12, 2016

    At least the bezels are not huge , just big . At 5.2 inch this is about as tall as the S6 Edge so 142-ish mm, at least 1cm less would have been reasonable.
    That back might look good but it’s gonna be slippery.

  4. MegaTron
    January 12, 2016

    I’m looking forward to this phone

  5. V.K
    January 12, 2016

    am i the only one seeing the design is similar to the mi5 renders we have seen lately???
    (except the fingerprint sensor)

    • balcobomber25
      January 12, 2016

      I think it looks like about a dozen phones, it’s a very generic design but if done right it can still look very good.

  6. Toby
    January 12, 2016

    God this is beautiful! And some design-sense-crippled morons are saying it looks like Mi5 renders. These guys spend too much time collection Lei Jun’s genital hairs.

  7. Dante
    January 12, 2016

    I really love the build of the Nubia phones , and the design too but the software is ok , just ok … , i really hope they will take an axon aproach to the international batches of this phone , also ignore the employee comercial comments lol

    • balcobomber25
      January 12, 2016

      Yea I owned a Z7 (2K screen) and have used the Z9. I am always left thinking the same thing with them: good hardware, beautiful phones, great cameras, bad software. It’s the same way I feel about Gionee.

  8. Muhammad Yasir
    January 12, 2016

    i wish i was rich…

  9. balcobomber25
    January 12, 2016

    Nubia has always had excellent cameras, if they can figure out their software they would be amazing phones.

  10. Joel Adames
    January 13, 2016

    no hope here crazy price will be to be expected. bummer