ZTE Nubia X8 and X8 Mini cross TENAA dressed in metal

When it comes to Chinese made devices, often the first glimpse we get of them is when they land at TENAA for certifications needed to go on sale. Such is the case with a pair of new devices from ZTE called the Nubia X8 and Nubia X8 Mini. The Nubia X8 is model number NX523J and has a 6-inch display with full HD 1920 x 1080 resolution.

The smartphone also has 4GB of RAM and internal storage is listed as 64GB. The SoC under the hood is a 64-bit octa-core unit running 1.8GHz. It's unclear which processor it is, but those specs could indicate a Snapdragon 652. The rear main camera is a 16MP unit with a front 8MP camera.

Android 5.1.1 Lollipop is the OS with a custom UI over the top. Dimensions are 159.15 x 82.25 x 7.4mm and weight is listed as 138 grams. The chassis of the device is metal, power is from a 4,000 mAh internal battery, and a fingerprint scanner is on the rear. The other device is the Nubia X8 Mini, part number NX527J.

This smartphone looks similar to the other X8 device with a slightly slower 1.5 GHz octacore processor that may be a Snapdragon 617. That SoC is mated with 4GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage that is expandable. The battery is significantly smaller than the normal X8 at 2,900 mAh. The rear camera is a 16MP unit with an 8MP front camera. TENAA notes a rear fingerprint scanner and Android 5.1.1 Lollipop for the OS that should have the same custom UI over the top. There is no word on either of these devices being offered outside of Asian countries. ZTE is having a launch event on April 19 that could be for the launch of these devices.

SOURCE: Android Headlines