With 5G stepping up to becomde the biggest trend in 2019, smartphone manufacturers from around the globe are not leaving any stone unturned to be a part of the latest bandwagon. The newest manufacturer to enter the projected multi-billion-dollar 5G industry is Chinese technology conglomerate ZTE’s sister concern Nubia. It has announced the Nubia X 5G as its flagship phone for this year.
The Nubia X 5G is not an entirely new device but rather an updated version of its existing top-of-the-line flagship, as has been the trend with almost every manufacturer recently. The Nubia X 5G is similar to the smartphone that it replaces, the Nubia X (2018), save for a more powerful Snapdragon 855 processor in place of the last-generation Snapdragon 845, and the 5G modem.
Preliminary reports suggest no other major changes to the device, although, there is no official word yet. However, we cannot rule out the possibility of a bigger battery or slight changes to the dimension without taking a look at the official specification sheet. ZTE is yet to announce the official launch date, but the Nubia X 5G is expected to premier in China.
Nubia X (2018) Specifications
The Nubia X features a 6.26-inch edge-to-edge FHD+ display on the front with an aspect ratio of 19:9, and a secondary 5.1-inch HD+ OLED display at the rear. There is no camera on the front, and the secondary screen acts as the viewfinder when clicking selfies. The Nubia X 2018 features a 16-megapixel f/1.8 primary sensor along with a 24-megapixel f/1.7 sensor. The SD845 SoC is assisted by 6GB and 8GB of RAM. The device comes with three storage options – 128GB, 256GB and 512GB.
The smartphone is powered by a 3,800mAh battery that supports NeoPower 3.0 Fast Charge and runs Android 8.1 Oreo with Nubia UI 6.0. The Nubia X features Bluetooth 5.0 and a USB Type-C port, but misses out on an audio jack. That is not a deal breaker in 2019 considering most premium devices don’t feature the headphone jack.