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Nubia Z9 announced, ready to take on the world

nubia-z9Every self-respecting smartphone manufacturer would definitely have a flagship model handy (such as South Korean company Samsung and their Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge), in order to show to the rest of the world its ability to keep up with its competitors on the high end side of things. Of course, flagship models do have the tendency to be all flash – not to mention costing a bomb, too. Nubia of China has just introduced their high end model, calling it the Nubia Z9.

The Nubia Z9 will feature a bunch of pioneering features from the China handset manufacturer, where among them include a visually borderless screen and easier smart phone controls, which Nubia claims will be able to deliver a superior user experience, not to mention those are the very same qualities that reflect the company’s long-term efforts at innovation.

What makes the Nubia Z9 very different from the rest of the flagship models that are in the market? For starters, its standout feature would be a visually borderless 5.2” display, and thanks to arc Refractive Conduction (aRC) technology, the Nubia Z9 claims to be able to deliver a greater degree of visual effects as opposed to those from other devices of a similar size, in addition to sporting a design that makes it more ergonomic and easy to hold.

The borderless design is a triumph in aesthetics and design, but it also paves the way forward for users to be able to control their smartphone in a more interactive manner. Frame interactive Technology (FiT) would let Nubia Z9 users to control their handsets simply by touching just the edge of the screen. For example, to roll out the camera application right there and then simply requires one to turn the phone sideways and place four fingertips on the edge of the screen. You can also capture one-handed selfies or to take a picture by squeezing the handset without touching any buttons.

Other hardware specifications of the Nubia Z9 include a 16MP primary camera with OIS (optical image stabilization), a Snapdragon 810 chipset, a 2,900mAh battery, and a 5.2” display with Full HD (1920 x 1080) resolution. You can choose from 3GB RAM and 32GB of internal memory or 4GB RAM and 64GB of internal memory for $564 and $645, respectively, while the high end model comes with the latter configuration and a fingerprint sensor for $725 a pop.

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