ZTE today unveiled the nubia Z50 Ultra, the brand’s first non-gaming smartphone with an under-display selfie camera. Add to that a powerful set of main cameras, a Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset and a 5,000 mAh battery with 80 watt charging for a competitive price of CNY 3,999 ($580/€540).
The 64-megapixel main camera uses a Sony IMX787 sensor and a 35mm focal length lens, just like the regular nubia Z50. There is also a 50 megapixel ultra wide camera with autofocus for macro shots and a periscope telephoto lens. Like the main camera, the latter has a resolution of 64 megapixels and an equivalent focal length of 85 mm. But the secret star of the nubia Z50 Ultra is the front camera with 4th generation under-display technology called Neovision and a 16 megapixel sensor.
nubia Z50 Ultra with physical slider
The flat 6.8-inch AMOLED display has a resolution of 2480 x 1116 pixels and a refresh rate of 120 Hz. It has extremely thin bezels of 1.48 mm and 1.68 mm on the sides and a metal frame. There is also a physical slider button for the first time in the nubia Z series. This can mute notifications, activate game mode or take snapshots. The power button and the volume rocker are also located directly below on the right.
MyOS 13 is used as the interface, which according to nubia does not contain any bloatware. Connectivity includes USB-C 3.1, Bluetooth 5.3 and three-band navigation. The nubia Z50 Ultra thus establishes connections with the L1, L2 and L5 bands at the same time. Storage options include 8/256, 12/256, 12/512, and 16GB RAM/1TB storage. ZTE doesn’t make any compromises here either and installs both LPDDR5X RAM and UFS 4.0 storage, but not in the entry-level model.
The ZTE nubia Z50 Ultra comes in gray and black colors, each with red accents around the two main cameras and the power button. However, there is a third option called Starry Night, named after the popular painting by Impressionist Vincent van Gogh. The special model is only available with 12 GB of RAM and 512 GB of storage. The price is also special at CNY 4,999 ($720/€675). The first sale starts on March 14 at 10 a.m. in China.