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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  • wannabepro
    The Galaxy S4 is going to have to be pretty beast to keep up with this phone.
    IMHO, 5 inch is the perfect size.

    I just hope they release it in the US
  • LukeCWM
    The device costs around $554.26, but a release in the U.S. is currently unclear.

    When I bought my Galaxy S2, it was $200 with contract or $700 off contract. This means the carrier is providing a $500 subsidy (for this phone, likely a similar number for other new phones) towards your new phone when you renew your contract.

    If this phone is $554 before subsidy, I bet it would be very cheap for purchase with a contract!
  • chumly
    That price is amazing. Can't wait for this or something similar stateside.
  • STravis
    Whateve's....I've played with some ZTE stuff in the past. I'll have to see this to believe it.
  • alyoshka
    What's with all the Cores increasing.....???
    Afterall it's just a phone with a 5in display..... can't be squinting into the display and checking the detail of text at that PPI.....
  • spookie
    yes please....but they wouldn't release it to my part of the world :(
  • antitalent
    And how long does that 2300mAh battery last? Apart from that it's top notch, but it's funny to see someone crying for a charger at the end of a day :-o
  • richarduk
    1080p phones, yes please. :) Apple, you may have the best software but come one, where is the 5" iPhone to tempt me back to iOS?
    For a geek like me Android hardware is awesome. :)