The Nubia Z60 Ultra has officially been unveiled in China. The device is ZTE’s third Snapdragon 8 Gen 3-powered smartphone for the Chinese market after the Red Magic 9 Pro and Red Magic 9 Pro+, which are gaming-focused smartphones.

Nubia Z60 Ultra launched

Just like the predecessor models, the Z60 Ultra promises top-notch camera performance and thus serves as a good rival for the likes of the OnePlus 12, Realme GT 5 Pro, iQOO 12 Pro, and Xiaomi 14 Pro in the Chinese market. Here is a look at the specifications, features, and price of the device.

ZTE Nubia Z60 Ultra Unveiled

Design & Display

Starting from the front, the main highlight of the Nubai Z60 Ultra is its display, which offers a truly full-screen viewing experience. Like its competitors, the display is flanked with slim bezels, and in addition, it does not have a camera cutout as it is equipped with an under-display camera. With ZTE’s fifth-generation under-display camera technology onboard, it promises to deliver even better front camera performance despite being placed under the display.

Nubia Z60 Ultra

The Nubian Z60 Ultra will come in three variants: Star Collector’s Edition, Galaxy, and Star Glory colors. The Starry Sky Collector’s Edition features a distinctive back panel featuring a 3D starry sky design built with micro-etching technology Meanwhile, the Galaxy and Star Glory color variants incorporate AG frosting technology to create an intriguing blend of matte and bright finishes. In addition, it comes with an IP68-rated dustproof and water-resistant chassis. It weighs 246 grams, and has a thickness of 8.78mm.

The Nubia Z60 Ultra is equipped with a 6.8-inch BOE Q9+ OLED display that produces a 1.5K resolution of 2480 x 1116 pixels and a 120Hz refresh rate. It also offers a 1200Hz instantaneous touch sampling rate, 2160Hz PWM high-frequency dimming, local peak brightness of 1500 nits, 10-bit color depth, and a 100 percent DCI-P3 color gamut. For security, it is equipped with an in-screen fingerprint scanner.

Specifications

Under the hood, the Nubia Z60 Ultra is equipped with the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 chip, with options of up to 24 GB of LPDDR5x RAM and a whopping 1 TB of UFS 4.0 storage. It is backed by a 6,000mAh silicone carbon anode battery, which is said to hold more energy without increasing the device’s weight. The device comes with support for 80W wired charging. There is no support for wireless charging on the device.

Photography

On the rear, a powerful triple-camera system steals the spotlight, comprising a 50-megapixel Sony IMX800 primary camera with an 18mm focal length, a 50-megapixel OmniVision OV50E ultra-wide lens with a 35mm focal length, and a 64-megapixel OV64B periscope telephoto lens offering 3x optical zoom and an 85mm focal length.

Nubia Z60 Ultra camera

All three cameras come with optical image stabilization (OIS) and support 4K 120fps video recording. For selfies, it has a 12-megapixel under-display camera equipped with its display chip and an AI deep-sensing engine.

Nubia Z60 Ultra camera design

The Z60 Ultra runs on My OS 14-based Android 14. It comes with other features, such as dual SIM, 5G, Wi-Fi 7, Bluetooth 5.4, dual-frequency GPS, an IR blaster, NFC, a USB-C (USB 3.1) port, an x-axis linear motor, and dual speakers.

Nubia Z60 Ultra 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
  • CDMA2000 1x
  • 4G bands: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 17, 18, 19, 20, 26, 28, 34, 38, 39, 40, 41
  • 5G bands: 1, 3, 5, 8, 28, 41, 78 SA/NSA
  • Speed: HSPA, LTE-A (CA), 5G

Launch

  • Announced: 2023, December 19
  • Status: Exp. release 2023, December

Design

  • Dimensions: 163.9 x 76.3 x 8.3 mm (6.45 x 3.00 x 0.33 in)
  • Weight: 230 g (8.11 oz)
  • Colors: Black, Silver
  • SIM: Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
  • IP68 dust/water resistant (up to 1.5m for 30 min)

Display

  • Type: AMOLED, 1B colors, 120Hz, HDR10+, 1500 nits (peak)
  • Size: 6.8 inches, 111.6 cm2 (~89.3% screen-to-body ratio)
  • Resolution: 1116 x 2480 pixels, 20:9 ratio (~400 ppi density)

Operating System

  • Android 14, MyOS 14

Hardware

  • Chipset: Qualcomm SM8650-AB Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 (4 nm)
  • CPU: Octa-core (1×3.3 GHz Cortex-X4 & 5×3.2 GHz Cortex-A720 & 2×2.3 GHz Cortex-A520)
  • GPU: Adreno 750
  • Memory Card slot: No
  • Internal: 256GB 8GB RAM, 256GB 12GB RAM, 512GB 12GB RAM, 1TB 16GB RAM
  • UFS 4.0

Cameras

  • Main Camera: Triple
    • 50 MP, f/1.6, 35mm (standard), 1/1.49″, 1.0µm, PDAF, Laser AF, OIS
    • 64 MP, f/3.3, 85mm (periscope telephoto), 1/2″, PDAF, OIS, 3.3x optical zoom (vs. 26mm cam)
    • 50 MP, f/1.8, 18mm, 100˚ (ultrawide), 1/1.55″, PDAF, OIS
  • Features: Ring-LED, dual-tone flash, panorama, HDR
  • Video: 8K@30fps, 4K@30/60/120fps, 1080p@30/60fps, gyro-EIS, HDR10, 10‑bit video
  • Selfie Camera: Single – 16 MP, f/2.0, 26mm (wide), 1/2.8″, 1.22µm, under display
  • 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 (L1+L2+L5), GALILEO, BDS
  • NFC: Yes, eSE
  • Infrared port: Yes
  • USB: USB Type-C 3.1, OTG

Features

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

Battery

  • Battery Type and Capacity: Li-Po 6000 mAh, non-removable
  • Charging: 80W wired, PD3.0, QC4

Nubia Z60 Ultra Price and Availability

Nubia Z60 Ultra Price and Colors

In China, the Nubia Z60 Ultra comes in five options, such as the following:

  • 12GB RAM + 256GB storage: 4,299 Yuan (~$600)
  • 16GB RAM + 512GB storage: 4,699 Yuan (~$660)
  • 16GB RAM + 1TB storage: 5,299 Yuan (~$740)
  • 24GB RAM + 1TB storage: 5,999 Yuan (~$840)
  • Nubia Z60 Ultra Starry Night Collector’s Edition (16GB+512GB): 4,999 Yuan (~$700)
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