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ZTE has unveiled a phablet with a 1080p-resolution display, the Nubia Z5. ZTE had first kicked off their Nubia brand in late October, which included a mention of the Z5. At that point they didn't say much more than it having a 13 megapixel camera, 5-inch display, and quad-core processor, but now we've got a much closer look at the specs.

  • 7.6 mm thin
  • 5-inch 1920 x 1080 with 2.67 mm bezel (443 PPI)
  • 1.5 GHz quad-core Qualcomm 8064 processor with 2 GB RAM
  • 13 megapixel f/2.2 camera
  • 2300 mAh battery
  • Android Jelly Bean 4.1

As you might expect, this handset is due for China first, without any mention of international availability. The real kicker here is that the Nubia Z5 will cost a rather steep 3,456 yen (or $550) when it goes on sale in January. Pretty slick, but odds are we'll see plenty of smartphones with 1080p screens in 2013. You can find more info about the Nubia Z5 over at ZTE's minisite

via Engadget

There are 21 comments

ajac09 says:

and they want to make a push in the US in 2013 love to see more competition for samsung lg htc and apple

Panos22 says:

Just to clarify , from the ZTE link from your article 3456¥ CNY not Yen is about 554 USD .:)

Lanhoj says:

Thanks, thought 1,200$ was a bit steep...



Simon Sage says:

Thanks guys. I'm still in holiday mode, apparently. 


That sounds about right. I'm surprised Simon hasn't updated the article yet.

rjlramos says:

Besides, 3456 Yen is around 40 USD, so either way it's erroneous.

Schattenan says:

you really should look up Chinas currency. The Yen is the currency of Japan, not China. And 3456 Yen would be around 34,56€ or around 50$. You probably mean Yuan/Renminbi ( ).

epps720 says:

Are they trying to get sued by apple for that home button?

Bobert_123 says:

Exactly what I was thinking


That would be a petty lawsuit.

rjlramos says:

How else would you describe practically every other Apple-initiated lawsuit?

moises1204 says:

that be perfect for tmobile.

randyw says:

Yep, it's GSM.


Why wouldn't it be?? It doesn't deserve to be crippled with CDMA lol.

Stychill says:

looks like they take design inspiration from htc and apple

Jellyfrog says:

Looks more like the Meizu MX2 Dream to me over an iPhone:

XChrisX says:

1080P screen, and quad core processor, but only 2,300mah battery? Are the folowing in HTCs footstep here? 3,000mah or bust!

Another person who does not understand power efficiency. 2300 is just fine.