NUU Z8 Smartphone Launches With 64-Bit Chip, Dual-SIM, 32 GB Storage For $300

Today, NUU Mobile launched its latest flagship smartphone, the NUU Z8. NUU Mobile is a company that is focused on building and selling high-quality unlocked mobile devices for a low cost. The brand launched in Asia in 2012 and is already growing its distributions in North and South America.

NUU Mobile launched two other lower-end smartphones a few weeks ago, the X1 and the NU3S, which cost $230 and $180, respectively. The X1 came with a quad-core Snapdragon 400 chip, 1 GB of RAM, 16 GB of storage, a 5" 720p IPS display, 13 MP rear camera, 5 MP front camera, Bluetooth 4.0, LTE and dual-SIM support.

The NU3S launched with a lower-end dual-core Snapdragon 200 SoC, 1 GB of RAM, 4.7" 720p IPS screen, 8 GB of storage and Bluetooth 4.0, and it also has LTE and dual-SIM support, which can be especially useful for travel. Both phones run Android 4.4 KitKat.

Now, NUU Mobile is stepping it up with the higher-end Z8 model that is powered by a significantly more powerful 64-bit 1.7 GHz Cortex-A53 octa-core processor, thanks to MediaTek's MTK6752 SoC.

It also comes with a higher resolution 5.5" 1080p screen, twice as much storage as the X1 (32 GB), double the RAM as both the previous models (2 GB), a 13 MP camera with Sony lens, an 8 MP wide-angle camera that's optimized for selfies, and 802.11ac Wi-Fi, which the other two don't support. The device also has Bluetooth 4.0, LTE and dual-SIM support, and it runs Android 5.0 Lollipop.

“We want to give our customers a phone that provides top quality specs, unmatched power and all of the benefits of the new Lollipop operating system without forcing high prices or locked contracts onto them," said NUU Mobile General Manager Danny Sit.“The Z8 is our highest performing phone yet and we are thrilled to offer a top quality smartphone while staying true to our commitment to freedom and flexibility."

You can pre-order the Z8 now for $300 on NUU Mobile's website, and the device can be purchased from the same site, and other retailers starting in mid-May.

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Lucian Armasu
Lucian Armasu is a Contributing Writer for Tom's Hardware US. He covers software news and the issues surrounding privacy and security.
  • kawininjazx
    Very good specs and for $300. Wish more big brand name companies could match this. Usually you get stuck with low memory or storage.
  • jasonelmore
    32 GB Read Only Memory? that cant be right