Nubia’s nearby bezel-less phone also has a grip-sensitive frame

May 7, 2015 - photo frame

Oppo might have already shown off a nearby bezel-less prototype phone behind in March, nonetheless internal opposition Nubia has indeed expelled a handset featuring a same visual cunning on a edges (and let’s not forget that Sharp did it first). Dubbed a Z9, this dual-Nano SIM flagship device packs a 5.2-inch 1080p Sharp-made display, a Snapdragon 810 chipset and possibly 32GB of storage with 3GB RAM (black “Classic Edition”) or 64GB of storage with 4GB RAM (gold-colored “Elite Edition”). But never mind these tedious figures, since a genuine provide here is a “Frame interactive Technology” or “FiT” in short, that enables hold and gesture-based control on a aluminum mid-frame. It seems rather handy, if you’ll atonement a pun.


One use box with FiT is that we can fast clear a Z9 with a pre-defined grip, nonetheless that’s apparently not as protected as a good aged passcode (or fingerprint approval on a arriving “Premier Edition”). With your common single-hand grip, we can switch between apps by flicking your ride adult or down a lead frame. You can also fast toggle a camera by only holding a phone horizontally with 4 fingertips, nonetheless you’ll have to equivocate holding a phone a same approach while doing other things. Another good one is we can adjust a shade liughtness by shifting your fingertips along both sides of a phone. The final one is a favorite: fist a phone twice to toggle single-hand mode, and a smaller shade will automatically change to your thumb’s side; nonetheless we can also set this fist movement to holding screenshots. Nubia says third celebration apps are acquire to make use of a Z9’s FiT technology, so a possibilities are endless.

Nubia Z9's Frame Interactive Technology Demo

The rest of a device is rather appealing as well. For photography, a Z9 is one of a initial phones to use Sony’s new IMX234 CMOS sensor (LG G4 also has it) to energy a 16-megapixel, f/2.0 categorical camera with visual picture stabilization and 4K video recording; and there’s also a inexhaustible 8-megapixel, f/2.4 wide-angle selfie camera that uses Sony’s fit 1.4μm sensor (the categorical camera’s 1/2.6-inch IMX234 has smaller 1.12µm pixels).

Both imagers can be triggered with a dedicated camera symbol on a frame, and a new NeoVision 5.1 camera UI seems to be only as discerning as a predecessor, charity modernized facilities like hold metering that can be eccentric of hold focus, as good as eccentric hold white change setting, full primer mode (which still reminds us of Lumia Camera), star route mode, light portrayal mode, time relapse mode and, of course, a common set of painting tools.

Other goodies inside a 8.9mm-thick Android L device embody an IR blaster, a 2,900 mAh battery, AKM’s AK4961 audio chip, 3 capacitive Android keys (from left to right: Menu, Home and Back), NFC and radios for a whole garland of networks: FDD-LTE Bands 1, 3 and 7 (sorry, no adore for a US, nonetheless Canada’s Bell and Rogers do support Band 7), WCDMA 850/900/1900/2100 (works on ATT, Bell and Rogers), CDMA2000/EV-DO Rev. A on 800 and China’s TD-LTE and TD-SCDMA.

As ZTE’s reward brand, Nubia charges many some-more than many of a internal rivals for a phones. The off-contract “Classic Edition” Z9 is seeking for 3,499 yuan or about $560, since a “Elite Edition” Z9 will cost 3,999 yuan or about $645. There will even be a 4,499 yuan or $725 “Premier Edition” if we wish that fingerprint reader on a energy symbol (so yes, it’s on a mid-frame). There’s no date for a tip indication only yet, nonetheless folks in China can already pre-register for a other dual forward of their May 21st launch.


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