ZTE’s sub-brand Nubia uncovered a couple of months ago that the Nubia Z17 will obtain the Android Pie update. Having said that, whenever that announcement, there was no news related to that. Presently the manufacturer has established that the smartphone, which was launched in June 2017, will soon get the newest Android 9 Pie update.
The company has announced that the company will start recruitment for beta testers to test the Android Pie Beta version on the Nubia Z17. Later, the manufacturer will officially roll-out the stable variant of the Android Pie improved update to all the users.
This will be second major update for the company’s 2017 flagship phone when the Nubia 6.0 improved update that brought Android Oreo version last year.
Coming to the technical specs, the phone attributes a frameless design and ships with a 5.5-inch Full-HD screen screen protected by Corning Gorilla Glass. Under the hood, the smartphone ships with Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 cpu clocked at 2.45GHz.
It packs 8GB of RAM and 128GB of ROM. There are other memory features out there, including 6GB RAM with either 64GB or 128GB of inner memory. As for the camera, it ships with a 23MP + 12MP digital camera sensors with f/1.8 aperture and 1.4um large pixel.
The image sensor setup supports 2x optical zoom and 10x dynamic zoom. The focus time is moreover impressive at 0.03 seconds. On the front side, the Nubia Z17 comes with a 16MP camera with f/2.0 aperture and 80-degree wide angle lens.
As for the software, the phone comes with Android 7.1 Nougat out-of-the-box with Nubia UI 5.0 on top. Connectivity features have Dolby Atmos, Hi-Fi+, NFC, Bluetooth 4.1 and dual-band Wi-Fi b/g/n/ac. The cameraphone is fueled by a 3,200mAh battery which charges up to 50% in 25 minutes.