ZTE nubia Z17 comes bearing Quick Charge 4+, almost not bezels

Remember the nubia Z17 mini? Launch just last April, that smartphone actually wasn't the Chinese OEM's flagship model. It is only now that ZTE is finally taking the wraps off the nubia Z17 and the delay might have been worth it for ZTE fans. Not only is the nubia Z17 making use of the hot new Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, it also the first to call dibs on implementing Qualcomm's hot new Quick Charge 4.0+ tech.

Just announced yesterday, Quick Charge 4+ is practically Quick Charge 4.5. It addresses much of the complaints users and companies have even with the latest Quick Charge version. All of those translate to even faster charging times. To put it into more practical terms, the nubia Z17's 3,200 mAh battery charges from zero to 50% in just 20 minutes.

The rest of the nubia Z17 is admittedly impressive in terms of specs. Save, perhaps for the still 1080p 5.5-inch screen, still typical for some premium Chinese smartphones. As mentioned, it runs on a Snapdragon 835, which is paired with either 6 GB of RAM and 64 GB of storage or an insane 8 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage. ZTE is also quite proud of the dual camera on the nubia Z17, combining 23 and 12 megapixel sensors. The front camera has the same 16 megapixel camera as its older mini sibling.

The nubia Z17's design is perhaps a prelude to what will become the trend in smartphones of all sorts this year. ZTE has managed to make the left and right bezels disappear but, unlike Samsung, LG, or Essential, the rather large top and bottom bezels remain. The bottom is still home to the home button, though the fingerprint scanner is located at the back.

Available in colors of Aurora Blue, Black Gold, Obsidian Black, Solar Gold, and Flame Red, the ZTE nubia Z17 ships on 6th June in China. The 8 GB RAM, 128 GB storage configuration will cost 3,999 RMB, around $588. No word yet on whether ZTE plans to bring this particular nubia model to the US as well.