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ZTE Announces Quad-Core, 5-Inch Nubia Z5 Smartphone

Following its recent leak, Chinese handset manufacturer ZTE has announced its quad-core, 5-inch Nubia Z5 smartphone.

The Nubia Z5 runs on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and it's powered by a 1.5GHz quad-core processor, as well as containing a 2,300 mAh battery.

The handset comes in black or white, accompanied by a 5-inch 1080p touch screen boasting a 1,920x1,080-pixel resolution and 443 PPI, with the display being manufactured by Sharp. For some perspective, the iPhone 5's Retina display has a PPI (pixels-per inch) of 326.

ZTE implemented an aluminum uni-body design that measures 5.43-inches tall, 2.71-inches wide, joined by a thin, 0.3-inch profile. Its weight, meanwhile, is a modest 4.44 ounces.

A 13-megapixel camera with LED flash is at the rear of the device, which boasts features including panoramic and continuous shooting. Joining that is a 2-megapixel camera on the front. Other features include 2 GB of memory, 32GB of storage space, Dolby sound technology, in addition to free backup to a private cloud service.

The device costs around $554.26, but a release in the U.S. is currently unclear. The Chinese handset manufacturer will unveil another quad-core, 5-inch smartphone at CES in the form of its Grand S.

Additionally, it recently announced the 5-inch, dual-core U887 handset, with the company also purportedly planning to launch the world's first eight-core smartphone.

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