ZTE’s Nubia has finally unveiled the Nubia Z50 in China today after so much teasing. The latest smartphone from the brand offers flagship-level features at a non-premium price.

ZTE nubia Z50 launched

The smartphone did not only come with a new design but also upgraded internals and cameras. Let’s check out its entire specs along with pricing and availability.

The Nubia Z50 flaunts a 6.67-inch curved AMOLED display with a resolution of 2400 x 1080 pixels (FHD+), 10-bit color depth, and up to a 144Hz refresh rate. The screen supports up to 100% of the DCI-P3 color gamut, 3000000:1 contrast ratio, and 1000 nits peak brightness.

ZTE nubia Z50 display

It features a glass sandwich body with a metal frame. There’s also a leather version. The rear cameras are placed differently compared to the previous models in the lineup. It arrives with an x-axis linear vibration motor and dual stereo speakers.

The handset is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 SoC. The chipset is paired with LPDDR5x RAM, UFS 4.0 storage, VC cooling system. On the software front, it boots MyOS 13 based on Android 13.

The phone sports a dual camera system on the rear and a 16MP OmniVision OV16A1Q front-facing camera powered by the company’s NeoVision imaging algorithm. It comes with a custom 64MP Sony IMX787 primary sensor with a 35mm equivalent lens, f/1.6 aperture, and OIS.

ZTE nubia Z50 specs

The secondary back camera is a 50MP Samsung S5KJN1 sensor with a 116° ultra-wide lens and autofocus support for macro shots. The two cameras are supported by a ring LED light and a multi-channel spectral sensor.

Last but not least, the smartphone is backed by a 5,000mAh battery with support for 80W wired fast charging.

ZTE nubia Z50

Nubia Z50 Specifications

Network Properties

  • 2G bands: GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2
  • CDMA 800
  • 3G bands: HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100
  • 4G bands: 1, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 17, 20, 34, 38, 39, 40, 41
  • 5G bands: 1, 3, 5, 8, 28, 41, 78 SA/NSA
  • Speed: HSPA, LTE-A (CA), 5G

Launch

  • Announced: 2022, December 19
  • Status: Exp. release 2022, December 26

Design

  • Dimensions: 162.9 x 72.9 x 8.5 mm or 8.7 mm
  • Weight: 197 g or 199 g (6.95 oz)
  • Build: Glass front, aluminum frame, glass back or eco leather back
  • Colors: Black, Silver, Mint
  • SIM: Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)

Display

  • Type: AMOLED, 1B colors, 144Hz, HDR10+, 1000 nits
  • Size: 6.67 inches, 107.4 cm2 (~90.4% screen-to-body ratio)
  • Resolution: 1080 x 2400 pixels, 20:9 ratio (~395 ppi density)

Operating System

  • Android 13, MyOS 13

Hardware

  • Chipset: Qualcomm SM8550 Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 (4 nm)
  • CPU: Octa-core (1×3.2 GHz Cortex-X3 & 2×2.8 GHz Cortex-A715 & 2×2.8 GHz Cortex-A710 & 3×2.0 GHz Cortex-A510)
  • GPU: Adreno 740
  • Memory Card slot: No
  • Internal: 128GB 8GB RAM, 256GB 8GB RAM, 256GB 12GB RAM, 512GB 12GB RAM, 1TB 16GB RAM
  • UFS:
    • UFS 4.0
    • UFS 3.1 (128GB only)

Cameras

  • Main Camera: Dual
    • 64 MP, f/1.6, 35mm (standard), 1/1.3″, Dual Pixel PDAF, OIS
    • 50 MP, f/2.2, 14mm, 116˚ (ultrawide), AF
  • Features: Ring-LED flash (4 LEDs), panorama, HDR
  • Video: 8K, 4K
  • Selfie Camera: Single – 16 MP, f/2.5, (wide)
  • Features: HDR
  • Video: 1080p@30fps

Multimedia

  • Radio: No
  • Loudspeaker: Yes, with stereo speakers
  • Audio 3.5mm jack: No
  • 24-bit/192kHz audio

Connectivity

  • WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6e, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct
  • Bluetooth: 5.3, A2DP, LE
  • Positioning: GPS (L1+L5), GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO, QZSS
  • NFC: Yes, eSE
  • USB: USB Type-C 3.1, USB On-The-Go

Features

  • Sensors: Fingerprint (under display, optical), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass

Battery

  • Battery Type and Capacity: Li-Po 5000 mAh, non-removable
  • Charging: 80W wired

Models: NX711J

Nubia Z50 Price and Availability

The Nubia Z50 will retail at the following price tags in China.

  • 8GB + 128GB – ¥2,999 ($430)
  • 8GB + 256GB – ¥3,399 ($487)
  • 12GB + 256GB – ¥3,699 ($530)
  • 12GB + 512GB – ¥3,999 ($573)
  • 16GB + 1TB – ¥5,999 ($859)

ZTE nubia Z50 Price and colors

The handset can be availed in either white, black, or green leather color options. It is already up for pre-order and will go on sale from December 23.

Nubia has also partnered with Costa Coffee for a winter gift box. This package includes a Nubia Z50 (12GB + 512GB) and some goodies. It is priced at ¥4,199 ($601).

There’s no official word on the device’s global availability. It may not release outside mainland China, like the last few models in the lineup.

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