24 May 2021
Nubia Technology, a Chinese smartphone manufacturer just took the wraps off Z30 Pro, its new smartphone. It’s a twin brother of the ZTE Axon 30 Ultra that went official back in April in the US and Canada. This means Nubia, which works as an associate company of ZTE has rebranded the phone with a different name.
However, it is not entirely a carbon copy twin, Nubia has made some slight changes around so that you can tell which phone is which.
In terms of design, it is pretty evident that the Nubia Z30 Pro has a hole-punch cutout placed on the top-center of the bezel-free display, just like the ZTE Axon 30 Ultra. The back holds three cameras, all fitted inside a special module. But if you give your closer look, you will see that Nubia has altered the top rear section.
This top-section looks glossier than the whole rear panel, thanks to AG glass and it holds Nubia’s brand name, followed by “Power By Nubia Technologies Co. Ltd.” This clearly reflects the company’s message.
There is a slight difference in dimensions too. The body weight and thickness have been slightly increased. The main reason is cited to be the 4,200mAh battery that supports 120W wired fast-charging.
The rest of the specs appear the same. This means Nubia Z30 Pro flaunts a 144Hz refresh rate, has three 64MP cameras, and is fueled by a Snapdragon 888 processor. But instead of ZTE’s My OS UI, you get Nubia’s UI 9.0 here. Nubia Z30 Pro also has built-in stereo dual speakers that support DTS:X Ultra effects.
- 6.67-inch FHD+ AMOLED Borderless Curved display, 144Hz refresh rate, HDR10+
- Snapdragon 888 processor, Adreno 660 GPU
- 8GB/12GB RAM LPDDR5 RAM
- 128GB/256GB UFS 3.1 storage
- 64MP Sony IMX686+64MP f/1.9+64MP ultra-wide+8MP telephoto
- 16MP front camera
- Android 11 with Nubia UI 9.0
- 4200mAH battery with 66W fast-charger
- 5G, Wi-Fi 6E, NFC, Bluetooth 5.2, Dual GPS, USB Type-C port
- In-display fingerprint scanner
The price of the Nubia Z30 Pro starts at CNY 4,999. It comes in Vast Black, Interstellar Silver, and Black Gold Legend color options. Pre-sales start from today.
- 8/256GB – CNY 4,999
- 12/256GB – CNY 5,399
- 16/512GB (Black Gold edition) – CNY 5,999