Nubia brand has been on the market for about 6 years. And during this period it managed to win a lot of awards due to its very popular models such as the Nubia Z9 and Z11. Nubia’s flagship line, which comes with a letter of ‘Z’ is also known as Mavericks. So today, the company announced the Mavericks 9. It is also known as the Nubia Z18 mini. (The rest eight models are the Z5 mini, Z5S mini, Z7 mini, Z9 mini, Z11 mini, Z11 miniS, Z17 mini, Z17 miniS.)
One of the biggest selling points of the Nubia Z18 mini is its appearance. The phone uses 3D curved glass on the back that passes through multiple manufacturing processes to provide a perfect touch feeling. The manufacturer continues using its much-popular nubiArc design. Thanks to it the thinnest part of the phone is 4.5mm only. This is done to provide an excellent grips experience. Generally, there are five color options and they all look amazing. Those color variants include Glacier White, Diamond Black, Celadon Blue, Ying Ying Powder aka Rose Gold and the Limited Provence Edition which is purple in color.
The next key feature of this amazing hands is the 5.7-inch screen. As you guess, it’s a full-screen with an 18:9 aspect ratio and a resolution of 2160 × 1080 pixels. The display also comes with the parameters of 450nit brightness, 1500:1 ratio, 428PPI pixel density, 2.5D arc glass, 180 degrees of viewing angle, and In-Cell technology. Thanks to the full-screen design, it has dimensions of a 5.2-inch handset.
Under the hood, the Nubia Z18 mini carries a Qualcomm Snapdragon 660AIE multi-core chip with a neural network acceleration chip. It runs on a 14nm process node and clocks at a 2.2GHz frequency. The SoC is also paired with a 6GB of RAM, 64/128GB of internal storage, Adreno 512 graphics, and 3450mAh battery supporting NeoPower power-saving technology. The smartphone runs on nubiaUI based on Android 8.1.
As for photography, the Nubia Z18 mini sport a 24+5MP dual-camera on the back with an aperture of f/1.7, PDAF phase focus and white contrast focus support at a 0.1-second focusing speed. Thanks to the Spectra ISP and 6P lens it is capable of taking excellent photos in all conditions. Generally, the Nubia line models have been always known for their strong shooting capabilities. And this model is no exception. On the front, it features an 8MP camera with a f/2.0 aperture and AI algorithm supporting smart beauty.
In terms of functionality, the Nubia Z18 mini comes pre-loaded with an exclusive Maverick voice support. By sending voice commands, the system will intelligently find contacts or open applications based on instructions. Plus, it supports voice commands to transfer text in real time.
In terms of selling price, the Nubian Z18mini 6GB+64GB version costs 1799 yuan ($284), the 6GB+128GB version costs 2099 yuan ($334), and the Provence version costs 2199 yuan ($350). It will go on sale on April 19.