Nubia, a sub brand of ZTE has launched its new smartphone, Nubia V18, in China, on March 22. The phone comes with a massive 4000 mAh battery and a 13 MP camera. The specifications seem like a yesteryear’s mid-range smartphone with a new display design.
The V18 comes with a FullHD+ 1080×2160 resolution display spread across 6.01 inches with an 18:9 aspect ratio. The phone is powered by the Octa-core Snapdragon 625 chipset clocking at 2 GHz coupled with Adreno 506 GPU. It has 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of storage. There’s also room for expansion, upto 128 GB via the hybrid MicroSD/Nano SIM slot. On the software side, it runs on Android Nougat with NubiaUI 5.1 on top.
Now for the cameras, there’s a single 13 MP camera with f/2.2 lens and PDAF. There’s also an LED flash on the back. On the front, it has an 8 MP F/2.0. The phone records videos at a maximum resolution of 1080p.
The V18 has a 4000 mAh battery with fast charge support. The phone can function as a powerbank and can be used to charge other phones via USB OTG. There’s also a fingerprint sensor on the back, while the back itself is made out of metal. The phone has VoLTE support but sadly doesn’t come with Wi-Fi 802.11ac support. The set of sensors included in the phone are accelerometer, compass, ambient light sensor, and proximity sensor.
The Nubia V18 comes in 3 colors – Black, Red and Gold. The phone is priced at CNY 1,299 ($ 205/₹ 13,346 approx) and will be available to preorder them from 22nd while the shipping begins from 28th March, in China. There’s no news on the availability of the phone in other markets, as of now.